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History A level at Richard Challoner School

Course description

The best reason for taking History is that you are really interested in the subject. You enjoy exploring and discovering the past. You like reading, writing and discussion, and feel a sense of achievement after successfully confronting and making sense of complex and challenging problems.

The past has given us all our political and religious ideas and institutions, our social customs, and indeed our own personal and family identities. The study of History gives us a unique perspective on the present. Studying aspects of British, European and World History from the 17th to the 20th century will equip you with the skills needed to make mature judgements about a wide range of current affairs.

Course content

A Level History is a traditional step towards a career in journalism, broadcasting, law, politics, advertising, teaching, publishing and marketing.


A Level Component 1: The British Empire c.1857 - 1914

 A Level Component 2: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945

A Level Component 3: A Personal Study on the Rise and Fall of Absolute Monarchy in France (1661-1792) (3000-3500 words)

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 6 or above in History and GCSE Grade 5 or above in English Language or Literature. GCSE History recommended, not essential. If you do not have GCSE History, you will need to seek approval from the Subject Leader.


Two written examinations of 2 hours 30 minutes each plus One Personal Study

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Challoner School directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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