History A Level at The Latimer Arts College
History repeats itself because no one learns its lessons!
Our History course is wide-ranging and offers something for all enquiring historians. You will study the nature of the monarchy and power in the late 16th century, studying the reigns of the Tudor Dynasty from Henry VII to Elizabeth I. You will also study the political and social changes experienced in the USA during the twentieth century.
These diverse topics will allow you to gain an insight into how the world in which we live today has been shaped, at the same time as developing skills which are valued by universities and employers alike.
You will also develop the research and analytical skills which are highly valued in higher education.
The Tudors: England, 1485-1603 –
This section of the course looks at the entire Tudor period providing an overview of religious, social and political change during that time.
The American Dream: Reality and Illusion, 1945- 1980 –
This section of the course looks at issues such as civil rights, equality and the impact of the Vietnam War on American society
It is not essential to have studied History at GCSE, but it is strongly recommended. You will need to have a minimum Grade B in History and at least a Grade B in English. As the subject requires a considerable amount of written work, it is important that you have a high standard of literacy.
- Candidates sit two written examination papers plus completing a controlled assessment.
- Each exam is 2 hours 30 minutes in length.
- Each exam is 40% of the overall A Level grade.
- The controlled assessment makes up the final 20%.
Historical Investigation (Controlled Assessment):
- Russia 1855-1964 tbc
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.