Examination Board: AQA
Why study History?
History is an exciting, challenging and extremely rewarding subject at A-level. It is a demanding A-level, but is consequently highly regarded by university admissions tutors who value it for its rigour and transferable skills of analysis and communication. Regardless of which subject you want to study at university, History A-level is highly valued for its sound academic training. Studying History helps you to develop your analytical and evaluative skills and to construct a cogent, persuasive argument. It is also immensely interesting and great fun! Our course looks at some fascinating but very different sixteenth and seventeenth century monarchs, and examines important events and ideas that changed our world. The units complement each other. They will give you a sound understanding of Early Modern History, which will be respected by university History departments. Your knowledge and understanding of the period will be enhanced through seminars and lectures given at the school by distinguished academics from Bristol and Southampton Universities.