- As a minimum you should have a GCSE in History
- You should have achieved a minimum of Grade 6 or above in either GCSE History or GCSE English
Students will study four main topics across the two years. This includes a variety of British and international history.
Year 12 (AS Level)
- Britain, 1625-1701: conflict, revolution and settlement. (30%)
- Either: France in revolution, 1774-99; or Russia in revolution, 1894-1924. (20%)
Year 13 (A Level)
- Either Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509; or Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603; or the witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America. (30%)
- Coursework: Topic TBD
The History A Level with Pearson Edexcel is a two-year course. Students will sit external examinations at the end of the second year.
- Paper 1: Breadth study (30%)
- Paper 2: Depth study (20%)
- Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects of depth study (30%)
- Coursework (20%)
QE6 Extras / Co-Curriculum Opportunities
In History at QE6 we offer a range of co-curricular opportunities including: guest lectures from history academics; history related trips; access to further reading lists; opportunity and support entering national essay writing competitions.
History A Level is a great academic subject for your application to university and for any future careers and offers transferable skills. History A Level shows universities and employers your ability to communicate complex ideas, analyse information and make evidence-based judgements. It also presents your power to independently research and prepare a balanced essay.
History opens up a number of possible degrees such as History, Law, English and Philosophy. It also opens up interesting careers like teaching, politics, law, journalism and the civil service.