History

What will I study?

History is packed full of the greatest characters you could ever wish to see on the TV or stage and they don’t get any bigger than Henry VIII or more fascinating than the titanic struggle during the cold war between the leaders of America and Russia. Immerse yourself in the sixteenth century with the Tudors and use the cold war to help you to understand the state of the world today. All of the course is brand new learning and is accessible to anyone with a willingness to learn and a passion for the past!

What do students do afterwards?

In recent years, our A-level history students have gone on to study a wide variety of subjects including history (of course!), Egyptology, primary teaching or any other degree course. Or, use the skills acquired in organising information, drawing conclusions, and weighing up options to move into management training or administrative careers.

How will I be assessed?

80% exam at the end of the course, with 20% of coursework completed between Years 12 and 13.

What can I do to prepare?

Talk to other students who are already doing the course and ask them what they have done or wish they had done. Come and talk to one of the teachers who will be happy to discuss the content and style of learning in more depth. Send us an email if you can’t come and see us. Read some history – any period; reading relevant books is always good preparation.

“I love learning about history as I enjoy understanding systems of governance, how people thought in the past and its relevance today.” – Jayden Brown