History: Modern or Early Modern A Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

There are two possible routes to achieving an A Level in History. Early Modern History examines revolutions in early modern and modern Europe, with a particular focus upon the English Civil Wars and the French Revolution. Modern History examines the issue of rights and freedoms in the modern world, with a particular focus upon 20th century American history and India’s struggle for independence from British rule.

Both subjects incorporate a study of political agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain, as well as offering an opportunity for you to produce an independent research coursework project.

Early Modern History: Revolutions in Early Modern and Modern Europe

  • Britain, 1625-1701: Conflict, Revolution and Settlement
  • France in Revolution, 1774-99
  • Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c1780-1928
  • Coursework: An independently-researched enquiry evaluating historical interpretations

Modern History: Searching for Rights and Freedoms in the Modern World

  • In Search of the American Dream: The USA, c1917-96.
  • India, c1914-48: The Road to Independence.
  • Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary Reform in Britain, c1780-1928
  • Coursework: An independently-researched enquiry evaluating historical interpretations

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written examinations.

Progression Options

A good grade in A Level History is highly valued by all universities. It is suitable for those intending to study a wide range of subjects at undergraduate level but may be of particular value to those intending to study Politics, Law, Archaeology or English.

We have had a number of students who have successfully gained places to read History at Oxbridge as well as Russell Group universities.

A large number of History graduates have gone on to become significant figures on the world stage. These include such varied luminaries as John F. Kennedy, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gordon Brown and Shakira. History graduates work in a wide variety of occupations including teaching, business, law, retail, politics and the entertainments industry.

Course Summary

Course Title History: Modern or Early Modern A Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 5 range, including
Maths and English. You do not need to have studied GCSE History prior to
entry.

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