History A Level at Monks' Dyke Tennyson College
History fires students' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. It helps students to develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels.
It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past. Students find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world; developing a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies.
We follow a course that takes a varied path through History allowing students an introduction to topics not previously studied at GCSE. The AS course comprises of two examined modules:
The American Revolution 1740 – 1796, and; Britain 1930 – 1997, with and enquiry on Churchill 1930-1951.
These are part of the A Level Course which has the Changing Nature of Warfare 1792-1945 and has an additional examined unit and coursework which will be focussed on the USA in the 1920’s. Students are expected to carry out further reading and independent research to develop further their understanding of the topic.
Students entering the Form who have not attained grade C or above in GCSE English or Mathematics will be required to re-take those subjects in Year 12 to acquire the C or above result.
The course further develops the historical skills which students have been developing since Year 7: analysis, confidence, communication, interpretation, and the ability to express a point of view. Many students progress to Higher education institutions to study History or a Humanities degree course. History is recognised, valued and respected by employers as a traditional academic qualification.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks' Dyke Tennyson College directly.