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History A level at Edgbarrow School

Course description

The course is an exciting mix of early modern and modern History.  The requirements of the course are outlined below, however you must have a fascination with what has happened in the past and a determination to succeed and enjoy the subject.  Good grades will only be achieved through two years of hard study.  We seek to engage students through trips and attendance at lectures, as well as through a stimulating classroom environment.

Course content

The course will allow all students to develop skills of analysis, problem solving, independent study, research and a questioning approach to the world around us.  Teaching will be varied and stimulating as we seek to present different ways of approaching the study of History.  However, it must be noted that independent study and a desire to find out that little bit more will enhance your enjoyment and success in the subject.

Entry requirements

GCSE History at grade B or above.  If you wish to do the A Level without sitting History GCSE this is permissible as long as you have achieved a grade B or above in English Language. 


This is a 2 year A Level which will be examined at the end of Year 13.  Students will study the following units as well as completing an historical investigation (coursework):

Unit 1 – The Tudors, 1485-1603

Unit 2 – Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1919-45

Historical Investigation – a study of the impact of events and individuals on the history of the 20th Century.


Future opportunities

There are many career paths that students can follow with a History qualification - business management, marketing, sales, advertising, public relations, law, journalism, the civil service, teaching, the police force, media work and many more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September