As part of this course, students will undertake a Breadth
Study, Depth Study and complete a coursework essay.
The Breadth Study explores Spain in the Age of Discovery
between 1469 and 1598, covering the forging of a new state,
the drive to ‘Great Power’ status, the ‘Golden Age’ and Spain:
the ‘Great Power’.
The Depth Study explores the Wars of the Roses between
1450 and 1499, specifically the origins of the conflict, the
War of the Barons, the triumph of the Yorkists, the reign of
Edward IV, the downfall of the Yorkist Monarchy and the
end of the Yorkist Dynasty.
Coursework will be completed throughout the two years
looking at the witch hunts in Britain, Northern Europe and
America exploring the North Berwick witches in Scotland,
the Lancashire witches, the Great Witch Hunt in Germany,
Matthew Hopkins and the witch craze and Cotton Mather
and the Salem witch hunt.
Paper 1 - 40%
• Spain in the Age of Discovery,
Paper 2 - 40%
• The Wars of the Roses, 1450-1499
Non-Exam Assessment (Coursework) - 20%
• 3000 word coursework essay
• The Witch Hunts in Britain, Northern Europe and America
A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4 at. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics
Grade 4 in History (if studied) AND Grade 5 in English Language OR Literature
This History course could lead to a university degree, either
straight History or as a combined course (e.g. with Politics or
Economics). It also is useful for careers in Law, Politics, Journalism,
Teaching, Museum and Archive work, Local and National
Government, Librarianship and Industrial Management and is
widely respected and valued by many employers.