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History A Level at The Latimer Arts College

Course description

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. 

Course content

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

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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    • The Latimer Arts College is a thriving, high performing school and I am privileged to be Principal.  Those in our learning community love contributing to our vibrant and exciting college life, supported by our Arts College ethos. Together we share one key aim: to secureoutstanding achievements for each individual by delivering excellence in all that we do.

      At The Latimer Arts College we place no boundaries on ambition, no limits on aspirations and no barriers in the way of achievement.  We are very proud of our students and to us, every child really does matter: we work tirelessly to make sure that each of our students feels valued, makes progress and achieves personal success so that they can be the best that they can be!

      Siobhan Hearne