HistoryQRThe Course

History remains one of the most respected, valued, flexible, useful, and inspiring A level subjects available. It’s about people and understanding how and why they acted in the past. History is a subject which develops a critical attitude towards evidence and problems by constantly asking the key question ‘why?’. It also emphasises communication: lessons will give you confidence to discuss, make presentations, read constructively and extract information and ideas. You will present your knowledge and ideas in writing (short and extended) and through other media. Lessons will be varied! We will expect you to work co–operatively as part of a group and be prepared to contribute but we will help you build up the confidence to do this through a range of activities.

The course will help you develop your own opinions and to formulate well-reasoned arguments. Our units of work cover a range of time periods as well as political and social history. The three taught topics are Russia 1894-1941, the Early Tudors 1485-1558, Britain and Ireland 1798-1921, plus a piece of coursework on a topic of your choice.


One exam for each of the 3 units at the end of Year 13. One piece of coursework (20%) in Year 13

Entry Requirements

GCSE – History grade 5

Careers & Higher Education

A-level History is a hugely respected qualification by universities and employers alike. History provides an excellent basis for training for a huge range of career opportunities; from marketing to media, politics to journalism, teaching to law - and many more! The transferable skills, such as evaluating evidence, supporting arguments, investigation and research, will equip you extremely well for higher education and also for the world of work.

Further Advice & Information

Mr Glasgow and Mr Pollard



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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

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