A Level History at The Thetford Academy
GENERAL AIMS: To study an historical period in depth
and to build skills of source analysis and essay writing.
AS: Communism and Democracy in the 20th century and
the British Empire Challenged Russian revolution from the
last Tsar to the death of Lenin and Stalin’s Russia until the
end of World War Two; The relationship between Ireland
and England in the late 19th and early 20th century.
A2: Protest, Crisis and Rebellion in England
1536-1558 The Tudors from Henry VIII to Elizabeth
I and a coursework unit on Ireland including
key events such as the potato famine.
NATURE OF STUDY: Class discussion of key events
and debates over controversial issues; Group tasks such
as presentations and speeches which are supported
by research at home; Some analysis of sources and
preparation for exams by writing essays will also take place.
Sixth Form Entry
5 A*-C at GCSE, including a C in English + Mathematics,
with a B grade in the chosen subject areas for A Level.
BTEC Level 3
4 A*-C, preferably including a C in English + Mathematics.
BTEC Level 2
2 D grades.
Each student’s work is reviewed at the end of
Year 12 and progress into Year 13 is dependent on
satisfactory performance in the examinations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thetford Academy directly.