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A Level History at The King's Academy

Course description

History A-Level is a modular course in which students complete four modules over the course of two years. The modules are made up of some British and some European History. Students who only wish to take AS Level History will complete the first two modules which are taught and assessed in Year 12.

Content of course

The main areas of History which will be studied at AS Level are Russia 1855-1917 and Life in Nazi Germany 1933-45. The Russian component involves an overview of the last three Tsars and the reasons for the Russian Revolution. Life in Nazi Germany involves studying the reasons for the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany and the changes this brought to everyday life in Germany during the period 1933-45.

In the second year of the A Level History course students will be required to complete a personal study on one aspect of British history. The final module will be an in depth study of Elizabethan England. This includes the mid Tudor crisis, the consolidation of Elizabeth I’s rule and the defending of Elizabeth against internal and external enemies.

Entry requirements

At least a grade B at GCSE (though you can still take A-Level History if you have not taken GCSE History provided your other GCSE grades are at B or above.)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years