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History A Level at The Leventhorpe School

Course description

This course is designed to offer candidates opportunities to learn to present cases, arguments and ideas effectively. You will learn to understand how people think and what motivates them. You will develop skills of interpretation, analysis and the ability to construct clear, concise logical arguments. You will be able to communicate complex ideas effectively and express your views on paper. Above all you will develop the skills of thinking for yourself and realise that your opinion really does matter.

Course content

At A Level:

  • The 2 AS courses continue into Year 13 with lessons being divided between the 2 units, with each unit focussing on the study of the later Tudor Monarchs and interpretations of their reigns and the Soviet Union under Stalinist rule and the difficulties historians face in interpreting the available evidence on the Russia during this period.
  • There will also be a coursework component to the A2 which will involve students conducting a personal study into a question of their own creation.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE History.


Year 13 assessment has 3 components: an Independent Investigation (20%) and 2 examined parts on Tudor England, 1485-1603 and Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1953. Component 1 (Tudors) will comprise 2 essay questions and 1 question examining interpretations. Component 2 (Russia) comprises 2 essay questions and 1 question examining sources of evidence. The A Level examinations require knowledge from the across both years of the A Level Course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years