History gives you an insight on how historians investigate and interpret the past and provides the tools to examine historical and contemporary sources to determine their reliability and utility. This subject allows you to develop the skills of a working historian by understanding the historical key concepts of change, continuity, causation, consequence, significance and perspectives.
Our early modern history route examines revolutions in early modern and modern Europe, with a focus upon the English Civil Wars and the French Revolution. During the second year, you will study political agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain, as well as a coursework module, which gives you an opportunity to produce an independent research project investigating why historians disagree in a subject area of your choice. Previously, students have had the opportunity to be involved in community projects, such as links and projects with Bridgwater’s Blake Museum.
ACTIVITY SHEET – Click to download activities designed to give you a deeper understanding of the subject.
You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range including English.
You will be assessed through three written examinations at the end of your second year. You are also required to submit a 4,000 word coursework essay.
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 history, archaeology, politics, law or English. Several alumni have successfully gained places to read history at Oxbridge or Russell Group universities. A handful of alumni now hold doctorates in the field.
A Levels (Early Modern History, Psychology & English Language)
Thursday 10 June 2021