humanities A-Level For 16-19 Year Olds

A Level Modern History

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Modern History is the fascinating story of human behaviour and the people and moments that have shaped our world. You will have the opportunity to study aspects of world history from a variety of different periods.



Grade 5 in GCSE History (if studied at school) and grade 5 in GCSE English Language or English Literature.

Why study A Level Modern History at Blackpool Sixth?

By studying History at Blackpool Sixth you will gain skills that are sought after by universities and employers whilst investigating three of the most turbulent and dramatic periods of history. You will also get the opportunity to visit Berlin and Krakow as well as hear talks from leading historians. 

How will I be taught?

A range of methods including discussion and debate, group work and independent research.

Teacher expertise

Our history teachers have studied these topics at university level and have examined for both A level papers.

What skills will I develop?

  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Students follow careers in areas such as law, journalism, teaching and management.

How will I be assessed?

  • You will be assessed at the end of the second year by two examinations worth 40% each.
  • You will also complete a piece of coursework worth 20%.


  • 40% The Tudors
  • 40% The Cold War
  • 20% NEA /Coursework

What will you study and other information about A Level Modern History

Where does it lead?

History students go on to study a wide variety of university courses. History prepares students very well for university as it teaches the skills of analysis, evaluation, and effective written and verbal communication. Students follow careers in areas such as law, journalism, teaching, and management. In recent years a number of our students have been successful in gaining places at Oxbridge to study history.

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