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History A Level at Hayesfield Girls' School and Mixed Sixth Form

Course description

Why study this subject at Hayesfield?

History is a subject which allows you to combine the methodology of a science with the communication skills of an arts subject.

In History you will study some of the individuals and events that have shaped the modern world, from the absolutism of Tsarist Russia to the creation of the British Welfare State.

The skills you will learn in History A Level will be attractive to all universities and a background in History will be recognised as an indication of academic rigour and achievement.

The NEA on Tudor England provides refreshing contrast in terms of period and outlook.

Course content

  • Breadth Study: Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964.
  • Depth Study: 2S The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007.
  • NEA: Tudor Rebellions 1485-1603.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in English Language.


Two 2½ hour examinations (80%).

3,500 word essay (20%).

Future opportunities

History is a facilitating subject that is welcomed by Russell Group Universities. It is a particularly good preparation for studying Law

Further information

This subject works well with

English Literature/Language, Politics, Philosophy and Ethics, Geography, Languages and creative subjects.


Extra/Super curricular activities

Malmesbury History Weekend, Chalke Valley History Festival, subject mentoring, local history talks, Russia trip.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayesfield Girls' School and Mixed Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2017

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