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History A Level at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Course description

In this course you can expect to study the religious unity of medieval Christendom disintegration during the sixteenth century, with repercussions for the centuries that followed. You will develop a greater appreciation of the nature of religion and state power in the early modern era. You will explore developments that have shaped contemporary America and remain a fundamental issue in US society: the changing pattern of race relations between black and white Americans, both in terms of civil rights and also broader social and cultural changes over a period that began with millions of black Americans in slavery and ended with Barack Obama as President. 

Course content

Year 12:

Paper 1 - England, 1509-1603: authority, nation and religion

Paper 2 - Luther and the German Reformation, c1515-55.

Year 13:

Paper 3: Civil Rights and race relations in the USA, 1850-2009.

Coursework : Origins of the First World War. 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in History. 


Exams: 80% Coursework: 20%

Future opportunities

University Courses:

The Russell Group recommends History as an excellent subject for keeping your options open when choosing a degree.

History, History and Religious Studies, History and Politics, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Politics 


Cultural and heritage: conservation assistant, administration support, assistant archivist, curator, museum assistant.

Business Administrator, Sales Administrator, Recruitment Consultant, Estate Agent,Accountancy

World of Work:

History A Level leads to a range of careers in law, politics, the public sector, business and marketing. You can also continue into journalism, economics, teaching or academia. Insurance, social research, archaeology, curation (galleries, archives and libraries) are possible careers. History can also lead to town planning, careers in tourism, medicine and accountancy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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