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Christ the King Sixth Form College


A Level

"History this year has been an enriching and wholly inspiring course. I enrolled on the course to learn about history, but instead I have come away with a wider understanding of my heritage and culture and critical opinions in a wide range of areas."

"I love History because it is stimulating - you are always required to make your own judgments. History at Christ the King never fails to present an intellectual challenge and I have enjoyed it so much that I have decided to take a Hisory degree after complting my A Levels."

What will I study?

History is a traditional academic subject which is studied through debates, discussions and modern methods. Throughout the course, students will hone their analytical skills and strengthen their essay writing abilities. Topics are studied using a variety of methods from research methods and evidence based questions to larger essay assignments. An ideal History student is someone who enjoys reading, researching, writing and asking questions, and is ambitious to develop a high level of skill in these areas.

You will be taught to evaluate and analyse information, as well as how to weigh up evidence and communicate complex ideas effectively. In addition, you will learn how to study and use documents to examine key historical controversies. 

The course will provide you with an opportunity to analyse and investigate key historical events and personalities such as:

  • The Tudors - Henry VII to Elizabeth I
  • The Weimar Republic
  • Hitler and the Nazis
  • Civil Rights in the USA 1914 – 1994

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English (Grade 9-5) and, if taken, GCSE History (Grade 9-5).

How will I be assessed?

A Level History is taught in two units which are assessed at the end of the two years. In the second year you will also complete a coursework unit. 

Where will A Level History lead me?

History is a facilitating subject which is recognised by high ranking universities. As a highly regarded subject it opens many doors: Law, Journalism, Business, the Civil Service, Social Work and TV Production as well as those directly connected with Heritage and Teaching. 

This course combines well with all subjects and is useful for entry to both arts and science courses at university