The History A Level syllabus focus is on historical change. The two written papers taken at the end of the two year course will be 'England 1547-1603' and 'France in Revolution, 1774-1815'. In addition, a piece of coursework is undertaken in the second year of the course.
History develops important transferrable skills such as critical analysis and writing skills which are highly valued by universities and employers. Successful students in history are inquisitive, read extensively, and excel at arguing.
The following key questions will be explored:
- How effectively did the Tudors restore and develop the powers of the monarchy?
- In what ways and how effectively was England governed during this period?
- How did relations with foreign powers change and how was the succession secured?
- How did English society and economy change and with what effects?
- How far did intellectual and religious ideas change and develop and with what effects?
- How important was the role of key individuals and groups and how were they affected by developments?
Unit 2 covers in depth study of France in revolution. This option is a key period of history which was to change the relationship between ruler and the governed, not only in France but throughout Europe and, in time, the wider world. A story of France in revolution embraces concepts such as absolutism, enlightenment, constitutionalism, democracy, republic and dictatorship. It also encourages consideration of issues such as the relationship between rulers and the ruled, the place of the church in state, the power of the people and promotes reflection on what makes and perpetrates revolution.
International Entry Requirements
Duration and Delivery
History A Level is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.
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