History A level is suitable for students who are independent learners who thrive on developing their analytical skills. The course involves reading and researching, extended writing and debating ideas and theories.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)


Paper I: Early Tudors 1485 - 1558. Political Stability, Religious Change and Rebellion and Unrest.

Paper II: From Dictatorship and Democracy in Germany, 1919-1963. The Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, World War II and the division of Germany 1949-1963

Paper III: Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992. African Americans, Trade Unions and Labour Rights, Native American Indians and the rights of Women.

Paper IV: Topic Based Essay. An extended essay of 3,000-4000 words, arising from independent study and research.

Sixth Form Generic2

Career progression

Programme of study - Year 12
Programme of study - Year 13

A Level History leaves students fully prepared for the academic demands of university. It is seen by all higher education institutions as a desirable subject for a wide variety of degrees from Medicine to Engineering.