A Level

Exam Board: A Level History – AQA

Course Summary

At Barton Peveril we offer you the choice of topics that you can study, we call this Route A and B.

So, do you want to focus on the Tudors alongside the Russian Revolution or do you want to study Germany across the twentieth century alongside Britain from the post war to the almost present day? The former will allow you to explore how strong states develop by comparing early and modern examples whilst the latter will allow you to focus on exclusively modern history.

There is a coursework component worth 20% of your grade with Route A focusing on Civil Rights in the USA and Route B on Tudor rebellions (note that you must study at least 200 years of history and therefore why this is not a modern example).

Entry Requirements

  • To choose between either the Route A or Route B pathways
  • GCSEs to include a Grade 4 in English Language
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 4
  • GCSE History is not required, but advantageous (however, if taken at GCSE, Grade 4 is required


Pathways and Topics


  • The Tudors 1495-1603
  • Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia 1917-1953


  • The Quest for Political Stability: Germany 1871-1991
  • The Making of Modern Britain: 1951-2007

Why choose this course?

  • Field trips
  • Chance to specialise in areas of interest
  • Facilitating subject

Where might it lead?

History at A Level often leads to further study to become a Historian, Teacher, Politician, or to working on Heritage Sites or in Marketing.


This course has a mixture of:

  • 80% exam
  • 20% coursework


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