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History

Course requirements 

History C, if this has been taken at GCSE.

Course description 

History helps us understand who we are, where we came from and how the world is the way it is today. History is about people and if people interest you then so will History.

We will study the interesting figures of the late Tudor reign; Edward VI the ‘Boy King’, ‘Bloody’ Mary I and Elizabeth I, ‘Virgin Queen’. We will focus on the interesting events of the reign and how the monarchs dealt with the challenges of being a child or a woman ruler in the 16th century. To compliment this course you will also study witchcraft at this time and what we learn about society at this time from their treatment of witches. In contrast, Russia deals with revolution, communism and dictatorship in much more recent times and also there is an opportunity to complete a coursework essay in Modern History. 

You will continue to work on your source skills and practice extended writing in the form of essays. The coursework unit offers a chance to complete a rigorous piece of work to university level.

AS Components

Unit 1:England 1547-1603: The Later Tudors

Unit 2: Russia 1894-1941

A2 Components

Unit 1: England 1547-1603: The Later Tudors

Unit 2: Russia 1894-1941

Unit 3: Popular culture and the witch craze of the 16th and 17th centuries

Unit 4: Topic based essay (coursework) 

Assessment 

Unit 1: England 1547-1603: The Later Tudors – 1 hour 30 minute exam

Unit 2: Russia 1894-1941 – 1 hour exam

Unit 3: Popular culture and the witch craze of the 16th and 17th centuries – 2 hour 30 minute exam

Unit 4: Coursework, nonexam assessment

Progression 

History combines well with all other subjects, especially English, Sociology, Philosophy, Geography and Politics. It provides an excellent foundation for careers such as Law, Teaching, Local Government and Civil Service, Politics and Journalism to name but a few! History teaches you to analyse information critically and communicate effectively