History A Level


Developing confident, skilled historians who investigate and challenge historical interpretations of the past in local, national, European and global contexts.

Key Staff

Mrs Steward
Head of History


Year 12 and 13 focus on polishing their skills and knowledge in the AQA Advanced GCE in History over a two year linear course.

Topics include:

  1. The Tudors: England, 1485–1603 (Extension from Elizabethan England/Health and the People GCSE Units).
  2. Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945 (Extension from Germany GCSE Unit).

These are assessed in two terminal examinations at the end of Year 13.

  1. Historical investigation (non-exam assessment) (piece of extended writing of between 3,000 and 3,500 words in length on a period, theme, issue, person of the student’s choosing, within a 100 year period).

Further Information

A Level specification

For further information regarding studying A Level History at Heartlands Academy, please contact: Mrs Steward

Mrs Steward-Hoque

Mrs Steward-Hoque

Head of History