Entry Requirements: GCSE History Grade C OR GCSE English grade B
Course Outline: AQA History
Unit 1 = 1C - Tudor England, 1485-1603.
This is our breadth study. Students will explore changes in English history over the sixteenth century and analyse themes such as:
- How effectively did the Tudors restore and develop the powers of the monarchy?
- How successful was foreign and domestic policy and how effective was England governed during this period?
Key Focuses: Henry VII’s victory as the first Tudor, Henry VIII’s crisis in religion, Edward VI—the boy king, Bloody Mary? and the triumph of Elizabeth I.
Unit 2 = 2Q - The American Dream, 1945-80.
This is our depth study. The following themes will be explored:
- What challenges were faced by the USA at home and abroad as it emerged from the Second World War as a Superpower?
- Was the ‘American dream’ shared by all?
- Explore concepts such as American identity at home and abroad, anti-communism, social equality, ethnic identities and federal versus states’ rights.
Unit 3 = Independent Historical Study of student’s choice.
- This module allows students to select a topic of their choice
- Through mentoring and support lessons, students will independently
- research and investigate their chosen theme
- They will use primary and secondary source material to produce a 3,000-word investigation
Study of history can lead to a wide range of careers and onward study. History provides you with valuable research and analytical skills, as well as the ability to handle complex information, and reach distinguished and balanced conclusions in relation to this information.
Many history students go on to become teachers, lawyers, researchers, archivists, curators, journalists and so on. It is an academic discipline which requires a love of reading, writing and discussion and debate. Many students go on to university to further their studies in either history, anthropology, ancient history and archaeology. Many universities also prefer students embarking on Law degrees to have background in history.
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