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History A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

History at A Level is taught with the aim of providing variety within lessons. Activities include group work, presentations, revision songs, use of ICT and class discussions in order to provide all students with a deep understanding of the course content.

Course content

A combination of different time periods will be covered. The hope is that this will encompass key events of the 20th century alongside pre 20th century units. The History course is comprised of four units of work.

  • Unit 1 Anglo Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 1035-1107: This unit includes the last Kings of the Anglo Saxons, The Norman invasion and rule under William the 1st and 2nd.
  • Unit 2 The Cold War in Asia 1945 – 1993: This unit covers Western influence in Asia, The Korean War, Indochina and the Wars in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Unit 3 Civil Rights in the USA 1865 – 1992: This unit covers African Americans, Native Americans, Women, the New Deal, Malcolm X and Black Power
  • Unit 4 Coursework: This unit covers the changing status of women in 1850 – 1950 and focuses on two key questions.

Entry requirements

B grade in History at GCSE.


Assessment: The History course at A level includes written exams. The coursework element is covered at the end of Year 12 and is written at the start of Year 13.

Future opportunities

Studying History requires critical and analytical thinking, strong language skills as well as the ability to make clear and persuasive arguments. These skills would complement a range of careers with Law, Journalism, Archaeology or Management being just a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years