History is a fascinating subject which is highly sought after by both universities and employers. History A-level is now a linear course, with no exams taken or coursework submitted until the end of year 13. This gives students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills over a two year period, only being assessed when they have reached their full potential and giving them the best possible chance of success.

Year One

We will study two units focusing on a range of time periods and both British and World History. This will include an investigation into the Tudor Dynasty, from Henry VII’s accession to power in 1485 to the death of his son in 1547. We will also investigate the cause and course of shocking events in 20th century Russia 1917-29, in particular looking at individuals such as Rasputin, the fall of the Romanov Dynasty and the Russian Revolutions of 1917.

Year two

We will continue to build on students’ knowledge and skills gained in Y12. We study the reign of five Tudor monarchs from the accession of Henry VII in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth in 1603. We will also investigate Stalinist Russia from 1927 to 1953 to understnat what life was like behind the iron curtain. 


  • Unit 1C: Tudor Dynasty 1485-1603, 2 ½ hour exam (40%).
  • Unit 2N: Russia in Revolution 1917-53, 2 ½ hour exam (40%).
  • NEA: Independent research project on a period of history of your choice (20%).


Not only will studying history open up avenues of employment in history specific industries such as museum curating, the tourism industry, lecturing and teaching. You will also develop transferable skills which are highly desired by employers in a range of industries from law, banking, management and journalism, to the film industry, marketing, and crime scene investigation. Additionally History is one of the eight subjects Russel Group Universities (such as Oxford and Cambridge) list as most desirable on your application for university


Mr R Coombes: rcoombes.312@lgflmail.org (HOD)