Head of EBacc
Mrs C Cane


History A Level is for you if you want to:

• Develop an interest in and enthusiasm for history and an understanding of its intrinsic value and significance.

• Acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of aspects such as social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity, as appropriate.

• Build on your understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study.

• Improve as an effective and independent learner and as critical and reflective thinker with a curious and enquiring mind.

• Develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and to research them.

• Acquire an understanding of the nature of historical study, for example that history is concerned with judgements based on available evidence and that historical judgements are provisional

• Develop the use and understanding of historical terms, concepts and skills.

• Make links and draw comparisons within and/or across different periods and aspects of the past.


This is a Linear A Level qualification with exams taking place at the end of Year 13 in addition to the submission of one piece of coursework. In line with school policy, you will complete exams at the end of Year 12 which will give a stand-alone AS qualification for anyone not continuing their studies to the full A Level qualification. The course content in Year 12 centres on the theme of nationalism, dictatorship and democracy in twentieth century Europe, focussing upon in-depth studies of Germany and Italy. In Year 13 you will study a British history option and complete one piece of coursework based upon a topic which realises differing historical interpretations and debate.


Level 5 in History.