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History - Early Modern at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study History?

History is a traditional A Level providing you with a variety of life skills that will take you to any career area!

Our History department has achieved a Grade 1 “Outstanding” in the last three Ofsted inspections and your teachers will provide expert knowledge, guidance and support and are either examiners or have experience as examiners.

We also offer excellent enrichment either through guest lectures an dour very own History Journal via the History Academy, and study visits to places as diverse as Auschwitz, Westminster and the Imperial War Museum.

Course content

What will I study?


  • The Tudors 1485 - 1603: a broad sweep through the dynastic, religious and financial problems of this despotic royal family


  • Louis XIV of France 1660 - 1715: examining to what extent Louis XIV created an absolute monarchy as 'le Rol Soleil', from his magnificent palace of Versailles


  • The European Witchcraze 1560 - 1660: why was it that European states hounded and persecuted hundreds of thousands of innocent people (mainly women), believing them to be witches?


Entry requirements

For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x grade B equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.
For History specifically, this should include a Grade 5 in English and a B in History.


How is the course assessed?

The A Level includes two written examinations (80%) and coursework (20%) taken in Year 2.

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

Future opportunities

What will this course prepare me for?

This traditional A Level subject provides students with a variety of life skills that will take them to any career area: asking (the right!) questions, researching answers, evaluating information, making informed judgements, writing clearly, coherently and with conviction.

Most History students go on to higher education and read a wide variety of subjects at degree level. Subsequently, they enter careers as diverse as law, business management, politics, teaching, banking, retailing, the media and publishing.

Former History students are now working as barristers, lecturers, journalists, accountants, medics and writers.

Further information

Which subjects complement this A Level?

• Classical Civilisation
• Government and Politics
• English
• Law
• Sciences
• Mathematics
• Psychology
• Languages

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: LAHIEM

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