Why should I study History A Level?

The study of A Level History at STAHS is both intellectually stimulating and utterly intriguing. The topics selected ensure that the students leave with a breadth of historical knowledge and skills. Having developed their essay writing and source analysis, as well as an independent enquiry, students will leave the course enriched and armed with a wealth of transferable skills to equip them thoroughly for Higher Education and life beyond in a range of careers such as Law, Journalism, Politics and so many more.


What will I be studying?

Edexcel History A Level

  1. Germany and West Germany, 1918–89
  2. Fascism in Italy, 1911–1946
  3. EITHER: Wars of the Roses, 1399–1509     OR: Protest and Parliamentary Reform, 1780-1928
  4. Non-Exam Assessment (NEA)

Following a consultation with the current Year 11, where 80% expressed a preference for having a choice of ‘route’ (either modern or early modern history), the History Department will be introducing a new A level from September 2020.

At the beginning, you will choose the route you would like to follow. As you can see, the routes are three-quarters the same but allow students with an interest in modern Britain to study parliamentary reform in Year 13 and students with an interest in early modern history to study the struggles between the houses of York and Lancaster in Year 13.

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