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A Level History at Royal Latin School

Course description

History at A offers the opportunity to study both ‘Modern’ British and European history. It particularly suits those who have enjoyed the study of ‘Modern’ history at GCSE and are keen to extend their knowledge base. It can be a good choice with subjects such as English, Geography, Media, Politics and Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics), or with subjects such as Science, Maths and Technology to provide breadth. It results in greater understanding of different historical periods, involves lively discussions/debates and enhances the ability to analyse and present a case. It supports any degree/career path, but is particularly helpful for those interested in law, politics, media and the arts.

Course content

Unit 1: 40% of total A Level
British Period Study and Enquiry
We propose to study 1C The Tudors : England 1485 –1603

Unit 2: 40% of total A level
Non British Period Study
We propose to study 2H The French Revolution and The Rule of Napoleon 1774—1815

Unit 43: 20 % of total A Level
Topic based essay
Learners will complete a 3000—3500 word essay on a topic of their choice, which cannot overlap content studied elsewhere in the course. This is an internally assessed unit.

Entry requirements

We will require a grade B or above in History. We will still consider you if you are not currently doing History GCSE, in which case, you must achieve a B in English. You will need to be keen to read a range of historical texts and be a capable essay-writer. A willingness to contribute to class discussion is essential.

Further information

Each year we try to attend a variety of lectures delivered by famous historians, which are intended to support the A Level. They always prove very useful and entertaining!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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