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A Level History


History at A-Level consists of four units; two are studied per year.

One of the units taken in Year 13 is a coursework unit. Over the past years students have participated in the Holocaust Educational Trust's 'Lessons From Auschwitz' Project, which involves a visit to Poland. There are also regular opportunities to attend masterclasses.


From Lenin to Yeltsin 1917 – 1991

Pupils track the development of the Soviet Union in terms of its leaders, economy, and social developments.

Mao’s China 1949 – 1976

Pupils will investigate and evaluate his leadership and policies especially investigating the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution


Year 13 Coursework

Students will write one essay of 3,000-4,000 words, based on the causes of the October (1917) Revolution in Russia and the ways in which historians have interpreted this event over time. 

Britain: losing and gaining an empire, 1763-1914

Together, the breadth and depth topics explore the development of the British Empire and the part played in this by the Royal Navy and merchant marine. Looking at social, economic and political issues, students will study a series of developments that started with an imperial catastrophe which threatened to reduce Britain once more to a European offshore island, but would then transform Britain's standing in the world so that by the end of the period, it had the largest empire the world has known.


A Level History