EARLY MODERN HISTORY
LEVEL: A LEVEL
EXAMINING BOARD: AQA
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME, SIXTH FORM STUDY PROGRAMME
History is a fascinating and vibrant subject that will give you the opportunity to develop your own ideas. Our course embraces a wide range of human activity and you will have the chance to broaden your interests, examine historical issues, challenge existing orthodoxies and engage with historical debates.
You will be able to analyse sources critically, make comparative judgments and test your opinions; skills that will stand you in good stead in a vast range of careers.
You must take assessments in all three of the following components in the same series:
- Component 1: Breadth Study
- Component 2: Depth Study
- Component 3: Historical Investigation (Personal Study)
Content of this course is as followed:
- Religious Conflict and the Church in England,c1529-c1570.
- Spain in the Age of Discovery, 1469–1598
- Coursework on the Portuguese Empire
You will attend 4 hours and 40 minutes of lesson a week and will be expected to spend a further 5 hours a week outside of lessons completing essays, questions, reading and notes.
You will develop their essay writing, research, argument and analytical skills through this course. You will also engage in essay writing, research and presentations as well as creating historical videos and posters.
History is a good route into careers in research, law, teaching, finance and corporate graduate programmes. It is highly valued by universities and is on the Russell Group’s list of ‘facilitating subjects.’
“History is an engaging and fascinating subject that invites us to challenge our views of the world around us.“
Level 3 standard entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Mathematics and English Language or Literature.
Can I study history if I haven’t done GCSE History?
Are there any trips?
Yes, we run trips to Glastonbury, Wells and London.