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History A level at Woldgate School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Our History A Level course has a focus on Conflict, Rebellion and Revolution in different eras and different countries.

Unit 1: British period study and enquiry The focus of this unit is England 1445-1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII. The course will cover the turbulent times during this period of English History and significant events and political developments during the reigns of kings in this period will be studied. The unit also includes an in depth enquiry topic on the wars of the Roses. Unit 2: Non-British period study In contrast to the medieval period covered in the British History unit, this part of the course will focus on a modern European topic Russia 1894-1941. The course will cover key political developments from the rule of the Tsar to the communist revolution and the governments led by Lenin and Stalin. Unit 3: Thematic Study This is a synoptic module that requires a broad overview of an historical period. The focus of this study is Rebellion and Disorder Under the Tudors 1485-1603. The unit will also include an interpretations element requiring evaluation of passages connected with key topics within the theme. Unit 4: Coursework – a personal study Candidates will be required to produce a 3,000-4,000 word essay on a topic of a student’s choice. Students may wish to build on an area related to one of the units previously studied or pursue an entirely independent line of enquiry on n historical topic of special interest.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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