History A Level at Herne Bay High School
This course offers breadth and scope for students to investigate topics on both English and European History.
In Year 13, students are able to choose an area of history that they have a particular interest in and produce a quality piece of coursework to accompany the examination modules. This Historical Investigation allows students to research a wide range of media including texts, feature films, archive footage and historical journals. You will need to be prepared to read widely and work hard on your own initiative. In addition, you will need to be willing to discuss your ideals with others in the group. Obviously you will need to be genuinely interested in History.
2 Year Course - Normally 5 GCSE grades in the range of 9-4, including Maths, English (Minimum grade 5) and History at grade 5
The quest for political stability - Germany, 1871 – 1991: This unit examines how Germany became a major European power after unification in 1871. It explores how Germany’s leaders took the country into the First World War and the reaction to the humiliation of defeat in 1918 that led to the rise of the Nazis. Students will study the impact of Nazism and war on the German people under Adolf Hitler. Then the period after the Second World War will be looked at when Germany became divided into East and West Germany before reunification in 1991. Examination.
The War of the Roses, 1471 -1499: This unit is an in-depth study of how, in the 15th century, the English monarchy was torn apart by disputes over which branch of the royal family, the House of Lancaster or the House of York, should govern the country.
Students will explore the turbulent years of civil war between Yorkist and Lancastrian factions. The reign of Richard III, the story of the princes in the tower and the triumph of Henry Tudor will all be examined. Examination.
Historical Investigation - Students will produce a piece of extended writing based on historical research on a topic of their choice. This will be carried out in January – May.
There may be a charge for visits or trips etc.
History provides an excellent foundation for a number of popular careers including journalism, law, tourism, PR, archaeology and business. The ability to process information and analyse viewpoints and opinions are key skills which transfer into so many occupations as well as providing excellent preparation for a variety of university and further education courses
To continue studies into Year 13 students will need to achieve the required threshold in the end of year assessments along with Head of Department approval.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herne Bay High School directly.