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A Level History

“The first duty of a man is to think for himself” José Martí

The study of History, as Marti aptly puts it, enables students not only to make sense of the world in which they live, but encourages students to think critically and independently, allowing them to shape their own views and political consciousness. The course examines some of the most pertinent and significant turning points of the 20th Century including the Russian Revolution, development of Stalinist dictatorship and the rise and fall of authority in the USSR until 1964. The course also looks in depth at the making of modern Britain (1955-2007), examining key turning points and figures including Thatcher and the Falklands and Blair and the rise of New Labour.

“History students tend most commonly to pursue careers in law, politics, international relations, teaching/post-graduate research, the civil service, journalism and archaeology.”

A Level History – AQA

What is History?

History seeks to understand past lives and societies. It takes as its field of study the entire human experience in all times and places.

History analyses the past, assessing the complex web of causes that help explain why particular events and phenomena occur.

Why study it?

Studying history at Conyers enables A-Level students to study a wide variety of historical periods. Each course has been chosen to offer a different historical perspective. By studying such disparate periods it is hoped that students will gain a thorough grounding in History. This should enable students to apply to university with confidence.

Course Structure and Your Future

Year 12 & 13

Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964

Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007

Tudor Rebellions (1485-1603)

What next?

Studying A-Level History can be extremely valuable if you wish to pursue a career in the following:

Law, Politics, Civil Service, Journalism, Media, Business, Teaching and Education