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History A-Level at The Coleshill School

Course description

An enthusiasm for History is the most important requirement. The course will involve a substantial amount of background reading. A qualification in History is proof of the ability to investigate, analyse and communicate effectively. It is a good qualification for a number of careers including Journalism, Tourism, TV research, Law, Teaching, and Town Planning amongst others.

Course content

Unit 1 Britain 1483-1529

  • Overview of England between 1483-1529
  • The growth of political stability
  • Development of Tudor rule
  • Richard III
  • Henry VIII

AS Level 50%

A Level 25%

Unit 2 The USA and Vietnam 1961-1975

  • Why did the USA become involved in the war?
  • The problems of the USA government
  • Understanding of the Cold War

AS Level 50%

A Level 25%

Unit 3 Change and Continuity

  • The triumph of Elizabeth
  • Britain 1547-1603
  • The power of the Tudors A Level 30%

Unit 4 Historical Enquiry

This is a piece of coursework which is assessed internally. Students are taught a period of one hundred years from which they will be given a range of sources to complete their own historical enquiry.

A Level 20%

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to A Level Courses are 5 A* to C grades at GCSE including English and Maths.

Subject Specific

Grade ‘B’ at History GCSE is preferred


AS - Unit 1 is assessed by a 75 minute examination and Unit 2 by a 90 minute examination

A2 - Unit 3 is assessed by a 90 minute examination and Unit 4 by coursework

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Coleshill School directly.

Last updated date: 23 April 2015
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