A Level

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mr S Simpson

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE grades at 4 or above including English and History

Course Content

History at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre covers a 500 year time frame, including both British and non-British units. It aims to cover a wide range of historical aspects including political, economic, social and religious History.

The modules you will study are:

  • Unit 1: Y106: The Early Tudors: 1485 – 1558 (25%)
  • Unit 2: Y221: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963 (15%)
  • Unit 3: Y318: Russia and its Rulers 1855–1964 (40%)
  • Unit 4: Y100: Civil Rights in the USA (coursework) (20%)

The three exams will comprise of essays, source analysis, historical enquiries and use of historical interpretations. All modules will be examined at the end of the two year course.

In Year 13 you will complete an independent piece of extended writing on one aspect of civil rights in the USA worth 20% of your grade. This course will explore the changing position of Black Americans, Native Americans and women in American Society, c.1800 – c.1960

The course will include a range of learning types including classroom study, individual study, group discussion and debates, team work and presentations.

There will be a Year 12 trip to Hampton Court to complement unit 1.


Open Evening Documents

Further Opportunities

With further training, you could go into a job related to history by seeking employment in areas of heritage such as working for a museum or within education such as a teacher. In addition, history will lead to employment in the legal profession, the police, journalism and business management.

University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.