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History A Level at The Cherwell School

Course description

A level historians at The Cherwell School will study a range of fascinating periods, events and individuals from history. These are:

  • The reigns of the later Tudors (Edward, Mary and Elizabeth).
  • The Cold War and its impact on Europe between 1941 and 1995.
  • The Catholic Reformation of the 16th century.
  • An independent study in which students will use a range of primary and secondary sources to investigate a historical question of their choosing.

Course content

In Year 12 you will explore one British and one non-British topic. The first of these focuses on the latter part of the Tudor reign from 1547–1603. For the non-British study we then explore the Cold War in Europe from 1941 to 1995.

In Year 13 you will further extend your expertise of 16th century Europe with a thematic study of the Catholic Reformation 1492–1610. In addition, you will complete the independent topic-based essay.

Lessons will consist of a variety of learning styles (e.g. seminars, group work, debates). Students will also have opportunities for independent historical research.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have achieved grade C or above in history.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years