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History A Level at St Augustine's CE High School

Course description

The course allows you to develop your understanding of several units studied at GCSE, including Weimar and Nazi Germany and American foreign policy after the Second World War. There are also some new and exciting topics such as the Development of the Federal Republic of Germany until 1989, Spain 1930-1978 and Agitation, Protest and Reform in Britain 1780-1928.

Course content

History is predominantly a classroom based subject but there are opportunities to attend academic study days in London. We are also hoping to run a Sixth Form trip to Berlin in July 2018.

Entry requirements

To study History at A level you must have genuine passion for the subject as well as an interest in the way that the world has developed through the ages. You should enjoy investigation, discovery and debating various issues. A desire to learn how to analyse evidence in order to make up your own mind is also crucial.


At the end of year 13 you will take three separate examinations which will account for 80% of the total A level course. The final 20% is a 3000-4000 word coursework essay on the causes of the Cold War. This is completed during the first two terms of year 13 and handed in at Easter.

Future opportunities

Many of our students go on to study History, Politics or International Relations at degree level. History also combines well with maths and science subjects to create an attractive portfolio of qualifications enabling students to move on to a university science based course. It also provides an excellent foundation for a number of popular careers including journalism, law and business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 March 2017
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