History A-Level at St Leonards Catholic School
The overall aims of AS/A2 History are to develop knowledge and understanding of selected periods of history. To explore important and interesting events, individuals, issues and societies. To understand the nature of historical evidence and how history has been interpreted – do you believe everything you read? To develop your interest, enthusiasm and enjoyment of history!
- The changing political environment, 1917–80
- The quest for civil rights, 1917–80
- Society and culture in change, 1917–80
- The changing quality of life, 1917–80
- Historical interpretations: What impact did the Reagan presidency (1981–89) have on the USA in the years 1981–96?
- The response to apartheid, c1948–59
- Radicalisation of resistance and the consolidation of National Party power,
- Redefining resistance and challenges to National Party power, 1968–83
- The end of apartheid and the creation of the ‘rainbow nation’, 1984–94
Paper 3 Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603
- Changes in governance at the centre
- Gaining the cooperation of the localities
- Challenging the succession, 1485–1499
- Challenging religious changes, 1533–37
- Agrarian discontent: Kett’s rebellion 1549
- Queen takes Queen? The revolt of the northern earls, 1569–70
- Troublesome Ireland: Tyrone’s rebellion, 1594–1603
- each applicant must achieve at least eight GCSE or equivalent Level 2 Qualification passes at grade A*-G
- each applicant must achieve at least five GCSE passes1 at grade A*-C
- each applicant must achieve at least four GCSE B grades including at least a grade B2 in each subject to be taken at AS Level (see course entry requirements listed in section 6 of this admissions policy).
- any applicant wishing to study a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) at AS Level must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE Additional Science if taking double science rather than separate sciences. If taking separate sciences then the applicant must achieve at least a grade B in the science subject to be taken at AS Level.
- any applicant wishing to study a subject at AS that they are not currently studying at GCSE must consult the list of entry requirements listed in section 6 of this admissions policy.
- any applicant currently studying a subject at GCSE that they wish to continue to study at AS must achieve at least a grade B in that subject at GCSE.
- each applicant must study a minimum of four AS Level courses to completion in Year 12 and a minimum of three A2 Level courses to completion in Year 13.
- each applicant must study the General Religious Education Course to completion
As well as a career in research or teaching, History opens your mind to important political, economic, social and religious issues, allowing you to develop an excellent sense of the world around you. For this reason employers in: Accountancy, journalism, publishing, public relations, general management, sales and marketing, law, politics, and administration all value History degrees or A level qualifications.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Leonards Catholic School directly.