History A-Level at St John Payne Catholic School
Unit Y137: England 1547-1603: the Later Tudors
Enquiry Topic: Mid Tudor Crisis 1547-1558
- The stability of the monarchy
- Religious changes
- Rebellion and unrest
British Period Study: Elizabethan England
Unit Y213: The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774-1815
- The causes of the French Revolution from 1774 and the events of 1789
- The Revolution form October 1789 to the Directory 1795
- Napoleon Bonaparte to 1807
- The decline and fall of Napoleon 1807-1815
Advanced Level Course
As well as Unit 1 and 2 from the AS course students will also study Units 3 and 4.
Unit Y319: Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992
- African Americans
- Trade Union and Labour Rights
- Native American Indians
- Depth Study
Unit 4 The History A Unit Y100
Topic based essay is an independently researched essay of 3000-4000 words in length. This unit is a non-exam assessment
Please note the minimum requirement to study AS levels at our Sixth Form is a GCSE points score of 42 points from your best 8 GCSE results. We award 8 points for an A* grade, 7 points for a grade A, 6 points for a grade B, 5 points for a grade C, 4 points for a grade D, 3 points for a grade E, 2 points for a grade F and 1 point for a grade G.
Unit groups 1-3 are assessed entirely through written examinations that are externally marked. Students will be asked to communicate their knowledge and understanding of history in a clear and effective manner. Students considering History as an ‘A’ Level subject are reminded of the need for good English and will be required to have at least a C grade in English and a B grade in GCSE History.
Relating courses at University or future employment: History, Law, Economics, English and Politics
Possible career choices linking to this subject include: Journalism, Law and Business
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John Payne Catholic School directly.