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History A Level at Farlingaye High School

Course description

Over the two years students will study aspects of both English and European history. They will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of significant events, individuals and ideas in history as well as to evaluate problems and make judgements about the past.

History will be studied from a variety of perspectives (social, religious, economic, cultural and political) so that students will develop an understanding of how the past has been interpreted and represented.

There is also the opportunity to visit Eastern Europe. 

Course content

AS units

  • Unit one: The Tudors: England, 1485– 1547
  • Unit two: Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917–1929

A Level units

  • Unit one: The Tudors: England, 1485– 1603
  • Unit two: Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia, 1917–1953
  • Unit three: Historical investigation (coursework)

Entry requirements

(GCSE grades) History B or if History has not been taken English Language or Literature B.


Each course at AS is worth 50% of your final AS grade and assessed through external examinations in the summer term.

At A Level the content learned at AS will be continued into the full A Level and units one and two will be assessed by examination

Each unit is worth 40% of the final grade.  The final 20% is achieved by the coursework unit, which is essay-based.

Future opportunities

History gives a good grounding for a wide variety of careers, teaching valuable skills that are deemed essential by employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Farlingaye High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2016
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