The course examines the French Revolution, taking into consideration the growth of democracy and the power of the people. Within unit 1 we study the changing role of the French monarch, the collapse of the ancient regime and the subsequent attempts within France to establish a republic. The second half of the course is a more in depth study of Napoleon, his empire and domestic reforms.
Unit 2 is a study of the Tudor dynasty, analysing and evaluating the different approaches of the four main Tudor monarchs. This unit focuses on religious, social and economic issues of Tudor England and the differing foreign relations that also take place.
Unit 1 – France in the Revolution
Unit 2 – Tudors
Unit 3 – Coursework Unit
Units 1 and 2 are examined through two written examinations.
Unit 3 is a coursework unit, which will be submitted at the end of Year 13.
GCSE Grade 5 in History and 5 in English Language
History provides a “training of the mind” whereby students can acquire key skills of analysis, interpretation of sources, understanding a coherent point of view and develop razor sharp critical analysis through problem solving.
Equipped with such skills History students can find career opportunities in Law, Journalism, Banking, Business and Commerce, Marketing and Teaching.