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History A level at Davenant Foundation School

Course description

What will you learn in Year 12?

Students will study mid-Tudor crises focusing on religious change, rebellion and unrest under Edward VI and Mary I. They will also examine Elizabethan England including Elizabeth I’s management of social and economic affairs.

 Students will also study the unification of Italy including the revolutions which paved the way for unification as well as the role of fascinating individuals such as Garibaldi, Mazzini and Cavour.

What will you learn in Year 13?

Students will undertake a personal investigation on a topic of their choice. They will identify an area of historical debate within this topic and read a wide range of books and articles. Their work will culminate in a 3,000-4,000 word essay. The final module studied will focus on how warfare changed over a period of more than 150 years including the role of generals, impact on society and development of new technology.

Course content

Which modules will you take?

Unit 1: Y107 England 1547-1603: the Later Tudors.

Unit 2: Y215 Italy and Unification 1789-1896.

Unit 3: Y315 The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792-1945.

Unit 4: Y100 Topic based essay.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s including English language and Mathematics at A*-C (or 4-9), Grade 6 or higher in History.

Further information

History as a rigorously academic subject is highly valued by a range of employers. Many of the skills developed through the study of History are particularly useful for those wanting to study law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Davenant Foundation School directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2017

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