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History A Level at Malbank School and Sixth form College

Course description

History is not a subject that is stuck in the past. Far from it. Historical events are what have shaped society worldwide into what it is today. Take the Magna Carta as a case in point. Signed in 1215, it was a charter which covered topics like citizen's rights and taxes. But it did not exist in isolation. The Magna Carta wouldn't have happened without the Norman Conquest. There is also a direct link between the Magna Carta and the United States constitution. The GCSE History course at Malbank will help you to understand the value and significance of world events in the past.

If you choose to study history at Malbank then you will be taught by teachers who have a long and proven track record in teaching the subject at Advanced level. The subject also has a record of fantastic results and achievements, generally attaining 85% A- C at A2. Furthermore, students of History regularly gain a place at Oxford or Cambridge to study. They have come highly commended in Oxbridge essay writing competitions. A past student also achieved one of the top 5 highest grades in the country in his A2 exam. The department not only has excellent resources but also has its own library dedicated to sixth form study and a place where you will be able widen your understanding of the past beyond the confines of the curriculum.

Course content


  • Unit 1: Totalitarian Ideology in Theory and in Practice 75 minute Structured Written Paper
  • Unit 2:Britain 1902 - 1918, The Impact of New Liberalism 90 minute Source Paper


  • Unit 3: The USSR in Triumph and Collapse 1941 - 1991 2 Hour Written Paper
  • Unit 4: A hundred year study of Tudor Extended coursework essay

Entry requirements

You do not need to have studied History at GCSE but a keen interest in the subject is essential. A good pass grade at GCSE is preferable.

Future opportunities

An A Level in History gives you the knowledge and the skills which will prepare you for higher education, and which will be useful in any career. Students who specialise in History can go on to become researchers, work in heritage organisations or become teachers. However, History also supports other career paths like journalism, politics, law, social work and public services.

Further information

What Extra Opportunities are available?

Every year two students are given the opportunity to take part in a Holocaust Education course which involves 3 days of study including a trip to Poland. The course is worthy of University accreditation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malbank School and Sixth form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016

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