Head of Department: Mrs L Yeomans
Examination Board: AQA

Why Study History at A-Level?

History is not just about dates and events, it is very, very much more. In this course you will study three different eras in the history of both Great Britain and the United States. You will investigate some of the seminal events of these eras and the impact they have had on our current economic, social and political climate.

Course Aims

Among the many benefits, the new AQA specification is designed to encourage candidates to develop their interest in and enthusiasm for history and an understanding of its intrinsic value and significance. Students will build upon their understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study. You will acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity through the study of aspects of British and non – British history gaining skills which are relevant both to higher education and the workplace.

Course Content

The three main areas of study in this History course are: Equality in the USA, 1945-68, Politics, Presidency and Society in the USA, 1968-2001 and The Changing Position of Women and the Suffrage Question, Britain c1860-1930. These topics define History as an excellent supporting subject to other A level courses such as Geography, Economics and Business.


3 Formal externally assessed written exams.
1 In depth personal study on an aspect of the topics covered.