Accessibility links

History A Level at Keswick School

Course description

You must be prepared to read, research and debate. 

Course content

Paper 1: Britain 1625-1701: conflict, revolution and settlement This breadth study paper looks at the origins of the English Civil War, the execution of the monarchy in 1649, the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 and social and economic changes during this period, such as the growth of the British Empire.

Paper 2: Russia in revolution, 1894–1924 This paper examines the Russian Revolution of 1917, which had a significant effect on twentieth-century Russia and throughout the modern world. You will gain an in-depth understanding of revolutionary activity in Russia in the years 1894 to 1917, the response of successive governments to opposition to their rule, and the reasons for the successful consolidation of the revolution of October 1917 under Lenin and the Bolsheviks.

Paper 3: Britain: mass media and social change 1882-2004 This breadth and depth study paper examines how the mass media developed from the end of the nineteenth century to the first years of the twenty-first century, alongside the profound changes that occurred within the family as women’s roles and family leisure opportunities changed.

Historical investigation: anti-semitism and the Holocaust in Germany This is an independent essay of 3,500 words. You will study the origins of anti-semitism in Germany and increased persecution of Jewish people, and analyse the role of ordinary Germans in the Holocaust.

Entry requirements

General entry requirement for advanced level applies to this subject.

You do not need to have studied history to GCSE.



Paper 1: 2 hours 15 minutes exam 30% total

Paper 2: 1 hour 30 minutes exam 20% total

Paper 3: 2 hours 15 minutes exam 30% total

Historical investigation of approx. 3500 words: 20% total

Future opportunities

History links well with subjects such as English, government and politics, geography, business, French, German, religious studies and the sciences. Choosing history at this level has few specific career implications: it leaves a wide range of options in the arts, journalism, humanities and the law.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
Provider logo

Key information