6 lessons per week

Studying history at A Level is split into 3 main parts.

The first sees our students complete a module about The Tudors, 1485–1603. This option allows students to study in breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period.

The second module is a depth study on Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945. This module provides for the study in depth of a period of German history during which a newly developed democratic form of government gave way to a dictatorial Nazi regime. It explores political concepts such as 'right' and 'left', nationalism and liberalism as well as ideological concepts such as racialism, anti-Semitism and Social Darwinism. It also encourages reflection on how governments work and the problems of democratic states as well as consideration of what creates and sustains a dictatorship.

The final part of A Level history is the NEA, which sees our students complete a long form essay on a question of their choosing.


Studying history will see you gain a wealth of skills like critical reasoning, research and analytical thinking. It’s a challenging academic subject, and employers regularly see a lot of value in it. As such, it can lead to a great number of excellent careers as diverse as law, the media, journalism, advertising, government, heritage organisations, conservation, teaching, archives, museums and galleries, and the police force.