St. Mary's


Is this course for me?

Do you enjoy learning about the past and want to develop a more in-depth understanding of how our past has, and continues to shape our future? A Level History offers a way of making sense of our collective pasts, through methodical enquiry and the critical use of evidence.

Areas of Study

Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945 (Exam 40%)
Key questions: Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start? Why did Hitler come to power? How did Hitler transform Germany?

Tudor England 1485-1603 (Exam 40%)
Key questions: How did Henry VII safeguard the Tudor dynasty? How serious were the Tudor rebellions? Was Elizabeth I the greatest monarch ever?

Historical Investigation (Coursework 20%)
Key questions: Your choice of topic about a historical issue covering 100 years

Future Opportunities

Many of our History students continue on to Higher Education. The subject is highly valued by Russell Group universities as it develops skills such as critical reasoning and analysis, intellectual rigour and independence, along with the ability to construct an argument and communicate findings in a clear and persuasive manner.

It is also equally valued by employers and career pages include: Law, Education, Media, Management, Logistics, Personnel, Marketing, Research, Administration, Government, Finance, Accountancy, Retail, Public services. Heritage, Archaeology, Politics, Health.

Exam Board: AQA