History

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

History is an endlessly fascinating, richly rewarding journey into past cultures, civilisations, lives, and ideas.

It is well respected by universities and employers because of the analytical skills you develop.

It opens doors to a wide range of careers including law, journalism and teaching.

Priestley offers two History options so you can choose to study the periods that most interest you!

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Modern History option: USA 1917-1996 including presidents, civil rights, and society. Reasons for the establishment, and fall, of Apartheid in South Africa. Impact of war in Britain from the Napoleonic conflicts to the First World War.

Early Modern History option: 17th century in Britain including the turbulent reigns of Charles I, Charles II, and James II as well as the English Civil War. An in depth study of the French Revolution. The European witch-craze 1580-1750.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) – two exams

Year 2 (A-Level) – three exams and a coursework essay.

All exams are essay based.

 

PROGRESSION

Priestley students have gone on to study Law, Ancient History and Archaeology, teaching, politics, American studies, Philosophy, and many other courses at Russell Group universities. History graduates are employed in a diverse range of careers including banks, accountancy, television, law firms, local and national government.