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History at Maidstone at Felixstowe Academy

Course description

Employers, universities and colleges value history as an important subject developing intellectual skills at the highest level. History will help you in any career involving high level thinking skills and where an understanding of human motivation is involved.

What will you study?

You will be following a theme of rebellion, revolt and protest with a focus on social change in Britain.

  • What caused civil unrest in Medieval England?
  • How did women gain power in the 19th century?
  • How did rebellion and revolt impact on leadership and citizenship?

What skills will you learn?

  • You will develop your general vocabulary.
  • You will learn how to present an arguement and to handle different perspectives both oral and written.
  • You will extend your historical and general knowledge.

Course content


  • Black death and the Great Revolt in medieval England.
  • Changing position of women and the sufferage movement.


  • Protest, crisis and rebellion in tudor England.
  • Coursework

Entry requirements

C or above in history or similar humanities subject. Students with less than a C may however be accepted on individual merit. You do not need to have studied History at GCSE to do AS history.


How is the course taught?

All AS investigative learning, peer group and teacher led discussion, essays, visits, speakers, video presentations, argument and debate. Lessons are a combination of discussions, questioning, note-taking and studying a range of sources. Students will be expected to complete pieces of extended writing, study, set texts, give presentations, ask and answer questions and debate key issues.

How is the course assessed?


  • Historical themes
  • Depth study


  • Depth paper and document analysis (historical controversies)
  • Historical enquiry (coursework)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Felixstowe Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September