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History A Level at Queens` School

Course description

Unit 1: Britain 1930-1997
Study of Winston Churchill; British Politics 1951-1997 including Margaret Thatcher

Unit 2: The French Revolution and The Rule of Napoleon
Causes, key events and impact of the Revolution; Napoleon Bonaparte 1795-1815

Unit 3: Russia and its Rulers 1855-1965
Reigns of Alexander II, Alexander III, Nicholas II, the fall of the Tsars and the Bolshevik Revolution, the rule of Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev.

Unit 4: Personal Investigation

Entry requirements

Students must also have a C grade or above in GCSE Maths and


Paper 1: 1 hour 30 mins 50 marks 25%

Paper 2: 1 hour 30 marks 15%

Paper 3: 2 hour 30 mins 80 marks 40%

Coursework: 3000-4000 word essay 40 marks 20%

Future opportunities

History is one of the most popular subjects in the school with excellent results, and one many students continues to study at degree level. You will develop fantastic analytical, writing, debating and detective skills and will be primed for a huge range of careers in law, politics, public sector, business, marketing, journalism, economics, teaching, academia, insurance, social research, archaeology and curation (museums, galleries, archives and libraries).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queens` School directly.

Last updated date: 23 August 2017
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