History is about people, their ambitions, successes and failures. It is about trying to understand why people acted in a certain way and why some events can change the direction of a nation, or even an entire continent.

The A-level course at MCA6 enables students to study the History of more than one country or state, as well as the study of British History. In addition to this, students will undertake a thematic study, which covers an extended period of History of approximately 100 years. The coursework element enables students to explore an area of a topic that they are particularly interested in.

Through the study of History, we aim to captivate learners and develop a desire within them to continue learning beyond the confines of the classroom.


Qualification: OCR History A level

Entry requirements: Red pathway

Unit 1 (25%; Examination at the end of Year 13) British Period Study and Enquiry: The Early Stuarts and the Origins of the Civil War, 1603 – 1660 [Enquiry Topic: The Execution of Charles I and the Interregnum 1646–1660]
Unit 2 (15%; Examination at the end of Year 13) Non-British Period Study: The Crusades and the Crusader States 1095–1192
Unit 3 (40%; Examination at the end of Year 13) Thematic Study and Historical Interpretations: Popular Culture and the Witch Craze of the 16th and 17th Centuries
Unit 4 (20%; Coursework) Topic-based Essay

Progression Route: University, apprenticeship or employment in range of areas including History, the social sciences and law.

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For more information, please contact: Mrs Powling


Related courses:

Sociology          English Literature          Psychology


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