Accessibility links

History A Level at Landau Forte College

Course description

The aims of A Level History are to further stimulate your interest in the subject and to enhance and develop your historical enquiry skills. Students are encouraged to independently research topics and to extend their range of questioning and analytical skills. The course is designed to help students to understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social economic and cultural perspectives.

Course content

A Level History is a two year course. Students will have two exams at the end of year 13 and will be investigating and writing a 3,500 word historical enquiry. The course is arranged as follows:

Paper One - The Breadth study – The Tudors 1485-1603 – 40% of A Level grade

Part One: Consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty: England, 1485 - 1547
- Henry VII, 1485 - 1509
- Henry VIII, 1509 - 1547

Part Two: England: Turmoil and Triumph, 1547 – 1603
- Instability and consolidation: the mid-Tudor crisis, 1547-1563
- The Triumph of Elizabeth, 1563- 1603

Paper Two – The Depth Study - Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918 -1945 – 40% of A Level grade

Part One: The Weimar Republic 1918- 1933
- The establishment and early years of the Weimar Republic 1918-1924
- The ‘Golden Age’ of the Weimar Republic 1924-1928
- The collapse of democracy 1928- 1933

Part Two: Nazi Germany 1933-1945
- The Nazi Dictatorship 1933-1939
- The Racial State 1933-1941
- The impact of war 1939-1945

Non Examined Assessment – 20% of A Level grade

Students will study the European Reformation, being guided in designing an essay question that they will then independently research and write. Students will have sources and texts available to use in College however they are encouraged to use local libraries and visit universities to aid their research.

Entry requirements

a) GCSE graded 9 to 6 in History,


b) For students who have not previously studied History, GCSE English graded 9 to 6.

Future opportunities

The course is aimed at motivated students with a passion for the subject. Students of history are naturally inquisitive, independent learners who offer balanced answers to life’s questions. The subject is highly regarded in occupations such as law, teaching, the media, banking, finance and local government. By studying history you will be developing the sorts of skills which are marketable and transferable to many areas of further education and employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

Key information