History: Revolutions and Rebellion A Level

History: Revolutions and Rebellion A Level

The History Department is one of the largest departments in College and provides a stimulating learning environment in which students not only develop their knowledge and understanding but also gain strong academic skills.

You may choose from two different History courses. Each course covers at least 200 years. See also History: Democracy and Dictators

On this Revolutions and Rebellion course you will cover at least 200 years and cover both British and International History.

In Unit 1 you will study modern Britain from 1930 to 1997. Unit 2 is focused on the French Revolution and Napoleon from 1774 to 1815. In the second year of the course you will study the pursuit of civil rights in the USA from 1865 to 1992 and produce a piece of coursework.

The History Department is a vibrant place to study offering many opportunities to extend interest in the subject, including day trips; opportunities to hear external speakers and lecturers as well as residential trips to Berlin and Paris.

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language, plus grade 4 in History if taken; newcomers to the subject are welcomed.
80% exams and 20% coursework.
History is taken by students doing a wide range of other subjects, in both the Arts and Sciences. At this level, History can be a truly complementary subject, extending and balancing a programme of study drawn from any part of the College curriculum. Our students go on to a wide range of courses and careers. A considerable number will take a degree in the subject, or a related field, such as English, Law, Economics, Philosophy, Theology or Politics, where an A-Level in History is certainly an advantage. In addition to a wider angled view of many contemporary events and issues, those trained in History have developed skills of critical analysis and judgement; these are highly valued in many professions, including Law, Management, Finance, Journalism and Politics.