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History A Level at Upton Hall F C J

Course description

Students of History AS and A Level will study three exciting periods of change in British, European and American history: the Norman Conquest; the Reformation; and the Witch Craze in Europe and North America.

Students can see through the eyes of people in the past. Using interpretations of the past ranging from the Bayeux Tapestry to the records of the Salem witch trials, students will learn to think critically. Our students are passionate about History and able to see the importance of understanding the past when analysing the present.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a grade B in GCSE History is required to study AS and A Level History.

Assessment

AS TOPICS & ASSESSMENT

1. Anglo-Saxon England 1035—1066
2. The Norman Conquest 1066
3. William the Conqueror and William Rufus
4. The mysterious death of William Rufus and Henry I
5. The German Reformation 1527—1529
6. Martin Luther and Lutheranism
7. Charles V

A LEVEL TOPICS AND ASSESSMENT

1. 1 Anglo-Saxon England 1035—1066
2. The Norman Conquest 1066
3. William the Conqueror and William Rufus
4. The mysterious death of William Rufus and Henry I
5. The German Reformation 1527—1529
6. Charles V
7. Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th centuries

Future opportunities

Students of AS and A Level History have the opportunity to take part in the national Great Debate competition, Wirral Youth Parliament and the essay competition run by the Historical Association each year Trips to London are offered, along with other visits to historical sites A History A-Level can help with any career which requires analysis and critical thinking, including law, journalism and business management, as well as careers which require historical knowledge, such as museum curatorship and archive work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Hall F C J directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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      Directions To get to Upton Hall School:

      From the M53 Northbound: Leave M53 at Junction 2. Continue straight on at the roundabout onto the Upton by-pass (A5027). At the next roundabout turn left onto Old Greasby Road. Take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From West Kirby: Head towards Black Horse Hill. Follow Black Horse Hill down and bear left onto Saughall Massie Road. Follow signs up to Upton Village. From Old Greasby Road take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Birkenhead: Head towards Upton Village. The school is located just beyond the traffic lights in the middle of Upton Village. Take Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Heswall:  Head towards Arrowe Park Hospital. Continue pas the Hospital along Arrowe Park Road (A551) towards Upton Village. Continue up the hill into Upton and at the traffic lights turn left into Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.