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A Level History at St Bartholomew's School

Course description

This is a new two-year linear A Level course. There will be an option for students to complete an AS qualification at the end of Year 12. The AS exam is not, however, part of the full A Level course.

Course content

This fascinating course consists of four units which collectively cover themes from British, European and world history. The British unit focuses on the captivating period of the early Tudors, dating from 1485-1547. The topics studied include Henry VII, Henry VIII and the mid-Tudor crisis from 1547-1558. The unit focusing on Germany from 1919 to 1963, covers the turbulent period in German history, which saw the rise of Hitler followed by 12 years of Nazi rule, before Germany was then divided into East and West. A third unit is a thematic study of Russia’s history during the period 1855-1964 and focuses in particular on continuity and change as Russia moves from a Tsarist system of government to one of Communist dictatorship. The final aspect to the A Level History course is a coursework unit in which students investigate a history topic of their choice. For this task, students are given the opportunity to research a particular event or period, and then produce their own personal investigation into that topic.


Four units, one of which is an essay based exam and one which is internally assessed and externally moderated.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

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