A Level History

What will I study?

Breadth Study: 1L The quest for political stability: Germany, 1871–1991

Depth Study: 2S The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007

NEA Potential Questions:

    • Causes of Tudor Rebellions
    • The Significance of the French Revolution
    • Women’s Progress C.19 Britain


Students who want to explore the depths of the world around them will enjoy taking A-Level History. Our modules provide students with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Germany and understand the nuances and intricacies of political ideology and understand both the political and social situation in Germany throughout the period. Furthermore, Modern Britain provides students the chance to study in depth of the key political, economic, social and international changes which helped to mould Britain in the second half of the 20th century and early 21st. It explores concepts such as government and opposition, class, social division and cultural change. Moreover, we have big focus on literacy and developing students writing and analytical skills so they are prepared for the intricacies and challenges of studying A-Level History and beyond. 

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Future careers

Graduates of history can go on to a range of jobs including law, teaching, journalism, the Civil Service, Intelligence, Heritage officer, museum education office, museum curator, librarian, archivist, PR, NGO/charity work, political aide, banking and many more.

Employers of history graduates include:

    • accountancy firms
    • banks
    • higher education institutions (HEIs)
    • law firms
    • management consultancies
    • publishing companies
    • retailers
    • schools
    • television and radio broadcasters.


Preparatory reading

1L The quest for political stability: Germany, 1871–1991

    • A Kitson, Germany 1858-1990: Hope, Terror and Revival
    • S Waller, The Development of Germany 1871-1925
    • S Waller, From Defeat to Unity: Germany 1945-1991
    • R Evans, The Coming of the Third Reich
    • R Evans, The Third Reich in Power 1933-39
    • Evans, The Third Reich at War: How the Nazis Led Germany from Conquest to Disaster
    • M Fulbrook, A History of Germany 1918-2008
    • I Geiss, The Question of German Unification 1806-1996

2S The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007

    • A Marr, A History of Modern Britain
    • Sandbrook, Never Had It So Good: (1956-1964)
    • Sandbrook, White Heat (1964-1970)
    • Sandbrook, State of Emergency: The Way We Were: Britain (1970–1974)
    • Sandbrook, Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain, (1974-1979)
    • Turner, Rejoice! Rejoice!: Britain in the 1980s
    • Turner, A Classless Society: Britain in the 1990s
    • D Childs, Britain Since 1945, Routledge, 1997