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History A Level at St John's Marlborough

Course description

A Level History at St John's follows the AQA syllabus. The course is taught by an interesting balance of methods ranging through video, debates and supported by self study. Motivation and self discipline are vital for personal research using original sources.

Course content

The content is focused on the turbulent and controversial period of the sixteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Britain and around the globe and examines political events and social trends that led to war, revolution and radical change.

Entry requirements

Thorough research skills and a coherent writing style are essential. You must have enthusiasm and self discipline to question and work for yourself. We consider all applicants seriously but would expect you to have achieved grade C or above in GCSE History last year. If this is not the case, we would look at your case with particular reference to your grades in related subject areas.


Year 12

There are two exam papers:

  • Paper 1  Tudor England 1485-1603
  • Paper 2   International Relations and Global Conflict c.1890-1917

Year 13

There are two exam papers and coursework:

  • Paper 1  Tudor England 1485-1603
  • Paper 2  International Relations and Global Conflict c.1890-1941
  • Coursework  Historical Investigation

Future opportunities

History A Level provides sound grounding in analytical reasoning and debate. It is a respected, traditional A Level in the Arts and is accepted for Higher Education courses in History and many other areas.

It can lead on to careers in:



the Media

Government Service



Museums and the Arts

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John's Marlborough directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2016

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