History A level at KES is made up of a mixture of early modern and modern history. You will study the drama of our most famous dynasty: The Tudors, the fascinating and relevant histories of modern South Africa and America.
Component one and two:
Searching from rights and freedoms in the 20th Century:
In search of the American Dream, 1917-1996
South Africa, 1948–94: from apartheid state to ‘rainbow nation’
Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors 1485-1603
Course work: TBC – this will relate to one of the three components above
Further information about our courses including results
Students achieve outstanding results in History with our 4 year average for A*-B at 63%.
1F: In search of the American Dream, 1917-1996
2F.2: South Africa, 1948–94: from apartheid state to ‘rainbow nation’
31: Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors 1485-1603
For more information: https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/History/2015/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/9781446914366_GCE_2015_A_HIST.pdf
Trips, visits extra-curricular
Includes an enrichment visit to see the historical sights of London. Opportunities to hear external speakers and work with higher educational providers such as the University of Sheffield.
Three written exams: two 2 hours 15 minutes long and one 1 hour and 30 minutes long.
One piece of coursework 3,000 – 4,000, marked by teachers and moderated by the exam board.
High 5 or above in History, 5 in English Language.
History is a facilitating subject which means it is a subject that universities and employers recognise as valuable qualification.
Employers and universities like candidates who have studied history because it teaches to you learn independently; weigh up ideas; evaluate evidence; arrive at supported judgements and present ideas in a way that other people can understand.
It is also seen as a valuable qualification as studying history allows you to learn about and understand different cultures and different people and gives you an insight into why our society is the way it is. Our choice of A Level topics allows our students to learn about other countries? histories as well as Britain?s.
Students that study history enjoy finding out about how different things were in the past for ordinary people and learning about famous historical figures. We support our A level students to question evidence and identify and challenge the arguments of others.
History will help you prepare for careers in law, teaching, business, the civil service, television and many other professions. Studying History helps you organise your ideas and such will show writing personal statements and job application.