A level History is a well-respected course that offers students the chance to broaden their understanding of how countries and ideas have developed over time. It is an exciting opportunity to analyse and explore ideas of democracy and freedom. It is a subject that is useful for students who wish to study the Arts at university. Skills following this qualification include critical and analytical thinking, strong language skills as well as the ability to make clear and persuasive arguments. These skills would complement a range of careers within Law, Journalism, Archaeology or Management being just a few.

Course Outline

Year 12:
Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest
Cold War in Europe 1945 - 1992

Year 13:
Civil Rights in the USA 1865–1992
A non-exam – Topic based essay


At least a B in GCSE History and a 6 in GCSE English.