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History A Level at Trinity School

Course description

Firstly, the much-loved interactive methods are upgraded in content from GCSE to A Level with no loss of enjoyment resulting in excellent results on a consistent basis. Secondly, the respect History receives as a discipline when making the important step after Sixth Form to university or employment provides a solid foundation for exploring the world around us.

Course content

Our subject has been designed to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. It will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The engaging topics will provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to succeed at whatever you choose to pursue in life.

Unit 1: Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964. A breadth study of significant historical developments over a period of around 100 years and associated interpretations.

Unit 2: The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007. A study in depth of a period of major historical change or development and associated primary evidence.

Unit 3: A personal study of a historical investigation of your choice.


Assessment will take a variety of forms of the course, building on your skills from GCSE. In class, you will progress in your understanding of History through group discussion, presentation and even role play. Throughout the course, we build your confidence with a thorough exploration of the skills needed in the exam by working through essays and past papers, as well as provide various revision techniques that can be applied across numerous fields of study.

Future opportunities

The possibilities are endless- History gives you access to a wide range of higher education courses as well as countless careers. You could follow Jon Snow and Louis Theroux into journalism or Sir Howard Stringer who graduated with a degree in History to become the Head of the Sony Corporation. Or maybe you could follow Sacha Baron Cohen into entertainment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 September 2017

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