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King Edward VI High School History A Level OCR (Block C) at The Stafford Partnership

Course description

Historians are trained to look for bias and prejudice in all the evidence they study. They;know that human beings often have strong views on many subjects, which may affect;the statements they make. There is no other subject that deals so well with sorting out;what  is useful and reliable evidence and what must be sifted out than History. Imagine;believing everything you read in the papers, or believing every statement that politicians;make!

History helps you to make decisions about other people and to decide if you trust;what they say.

If you enjoy history, it can lead you to a great future. Look at Dermott Murnaghan, journalist, David Sainsbury, Chairman of Sainsbury's, Diane Abbott, MP and broadcaster. You can also count the likes of Melvin Bragg, Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop, Monty Python's Michael Palin, Louis Theroux, Jonathan Ross, Al Murray and Cold Play's Chris Martin among other history graduates!

Course content

Unit 1 – 25% - Y105 England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII

Unit 2 – 15% - Y221 Democracy & Dictatorships in Germany 1919-1963

Unit 3 – 40% - Y318 Russia and its Rulers 1855–1964

Unit 4 – 20% - Y100 Topic based study (Course work)

Entry requirements

The standard entry criteria to study in the sixth form is an 9-4 or A*-C in at least seven different subjects, including mathematics which would usually be at grade 4 or above (equivalent to grade C in previous years).


3 examinations at the end of Y13
1 4000 word essay due at the end of Y13


Financial information

All texts provided; £10 deposit required for text book.

There is usually an extended visit organized either to London or Berlin this usually costs no more than £450

Future opportunities

Accountancy; Administration; Archaeology; Archives; Business Management; Civil Service; Conservation; Heritage; Journalism; Local Government; Police; Politics; Teaching….

History is a very popular A-Level choice, with over 70,000 students taking it across the country. As well as being highly respected by all universities for a variety of courses the qualification itself can prove extremely interesting, hence explaining its popularity.

History is a great A-Level for progression into social science and humanities courses at university, such as History, English, Law and Economics. However it is by no means restricted to being useful for these courses alone. Indeed many leading universities also respect science students taking History as the analytical and writing skills gained from it are invaluable in any field. Its depth, variety and challenging nature means that the skills you learn from History A-Level will remain with you no matter what you choose to study at a higher level.

Further information

For further details about the course contact:

Miss. D. Tickell –

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Stafford Partnership directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: 12CKeHI1