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History AS level at Lord Grey School

Course description

The options are linked by the theme of revolutions that span the early modern and modern periods. While the revolutionary upheavals in each country involved the overthrow of existing monarchies, the causes and the consequences of these revolutions differed in important ways.

Course content

Students will study the causes and course of their chosen revolutions, and the outcome for the people of Britain, Russia and France. Studying three different countries allows students to develop a greater appreciation of the nature of revolutions and the similarities and contrasts between them.

The coursework unit requires students to research the French Revolution and in particular address the historiographical and controversial issues surrounding the causes of the revolt.

Entry requirements

4 x A*-C grades and 1 x B grade is needed. You also need English or Mathematics as a minimum at C grade.


Students are assessed through standard essays and source-based analysis essays. The coursework unit, comprising of two essays, will be submitted in the spring of Year 13, plus written examinations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lord Grey School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year