History in the Sixth Form

Departmental Courses

A Level History

Handbooks and Summer Tasks

A Level History

About the course

The A-Level History course has been designed to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time so that students will develop a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. We believe that the topics we have selected will not only cultivate an interest in history, but it will also equip students with the knowledge and skills required to succeed as historians.
A-Level History students will study two topics that have a chronological range of at least 200 years and contain a British and non-British study. The breadth study we have chosen to study is “The Tudors: England, 1485–1603” and the depth study is “France in Revolution, 1774–1815”.

How you will be assessed

A-Level History course is a two-year qualification that is assessed through written examinations and a historical investigation. The overall qualification awarded is solely based on the marks attained during the A-Level (second year) course although the content in this unit is based on what has been studied over the course of both the AS and A-Level units.

If there are specific issues for students, subject teachers will endeavour to help in-person or through email correspondence.

Who can I contact for help?

Mr J Preece (j.preece@poolehigh.poole.sch.uk)