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A level History at Christ's School and Sixth Form

Course description


Choose History A-level if you have a passion for history and want to study British and world history in much more depth than GCSE.


The course builds on, but does not depend on, the knowledge, understanding and skills specified for GCSE History.


PLEASE NOTE: The History specification is subject the change for the 2015 curriculum. Below is an outline of what we currently study. Unit 2 and Unit 4 are likely to stay the same; Unit 1 and Unit 3 have yet to be confirmed.





Course content

First Year:

You will study 2 units:

Unit 1: Totalitarian Ideology in practice, 1848-1941

Unit 2: Mao’s China / Sixties Social Revolution (one of these)

Second Year:

Unit 3: The Making of Modern Britain

Unit 4: Historical Enquiry

Entry requirements

At least a B Grade in History and in English



Linear – all exams taken at the end of Year 13

Units 1 and 2 are worth 25% each

Unit 3 is worth 30% -

Unit 4 is worth 20% - This is coursework.


Future opportunities


This qualification will prepare you for higher education. It will enable you to study a wide range of courses including History, Sociology, Politics and Law.


As a result of the academic rigour needed to be successful in A-level History, the subject is highly regarded by all universities.


This qualification will be beneficial for many careers including;

Politician, Lawyer, Journalist, Teacher, Curator, Archivist, or Publisher.


Further information

As a department we inted to organise an excursion which is relevant to the course.  This will be decided at a later date.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Number of planned places: 20