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History A Level at The Coopers' Company and Coborn School

Course description

Unit 1 British Period Study and Enquiry

Churchill 1930-1951 Source Enquiry Britain 1951-1997 Period Study 25% of marks - Unit Y113: Britain 1930-1997 90 Minutes Exam Summer 2019

Unit 2 Non -British Period Study

The French Revolution and the Rule of Napoleon 1774-1815
15% of marks - Unit Y213: The French Revolution and the Rule of Napoleon 1774-1815 60 Minutes Exam Summer 2019

Unit 3 Thematic Study and Historical

Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964
40% of marks Unit Y318: Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964 150 Minutes Exam Summer 2019

Unit 4 Topic Based Essay

Thatcher and the end of consensus 1979-1997
A Level 20% of marks Unit Y100 Topic Based Essay. An extended essay of 3000-4000 words. You will be given a selection of questions to choose from based on topics you have studied in year 12. To be submitted in 2019.

Entry requirements

Students who have pursued History at GCSE level should secure at least a Grade B. Students who have not studied GCSE History should secure a Grade 6 in English Literature.


A variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed and we aim to strike a balance between independent, collaborative and teacher directed learning. Students should be prepared to undertake research and reading in a self-directed manner. The essay is the central assessment tool used by the examination board and therefore essay writing is a fundamental aspect of the course. Students will also be expected to contribute to discussions and debates in class and deliver presentations to their peers.

Future opportunities

History is a highly regarded academic subject. Advanced Level History offers a wealth of university and employment opportunities – archaeology, business management, the Civil Service, drama, journalism, law, politics, teaching, policing and many more besides.

Further information

As a facilitating subject, History combines well with any subject combination offered in the sixth form. There is, however, a clear and complementary affinity with subjects such as English, Politics and Economics – though any student with a serious interest in matters historical would gain much benefit from the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Coopers' Company and Coborn School directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2017
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