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History A level at Central Lancaster High School

Course description

We follow AQA A level History 1H, 2E and Component 3 (coursework).  The theme of the course is ‘revolutions’ and this underpins the topic choices whilst still meeting the 200 year requirement of the exam board. Students have the opportunity to study towards an AS level in year 12, or an A Level across years 12 and 13.

Course content

Topic 1H Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1964

Year 12 Part One: Autocracy, Reform and Revolution: Russia, 1855–1917

  • Trying to preserve autocracy, 1855–1894
  • The collapse of autocracy, 1894–1917

Year 13 Part Two: The Soviet Union, 1917–1964

  • The emergence of Communist dictatorship, 1917–1941
  • The Stalinist dictatorship and reaction, 1941–1964


Topic 2E The English Revolution, 1625–1660

Year 12 Part One: The Origins of the English Civil War, 1625–1642

  • The emergence of conflict and the end of consensus, 1625–1629
  • An experiment in Absolutism, 1629–1640
  • The crisis of Parliament and the outbreak of the First Civil War, 1640–1642

Year 13 Part Two: Radicalism, Republic and Restoration, 1642–1660

  • War and radicalism, 1642–1646
  • The disintegration of the Political Nation, 1646–1649
  • Experiments in Government and Society, 1648–1660


Topic 3 Coursework: The French Revolution

Coursework will be written and submitted during Year 13.

Entry requirements

Normal entry expectation for level 3 courses is 5 GCSE A* to C grades.

Further information

History works with other departments and partners, such as Lancashire Museum Service, to allow students to take part in projects beyond the school curriculum.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central Lancaster High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2016
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