SCCH An-archeologist

A-Level History

The new History A-Level focuses in the first year on how the revolutions of England, in the 17th century, and France, in the 18th century, differ. Both involve the execution of their monarch, however, one gave rise to parliamentary democracy, while the other was the dawning of the modern age.

In the second year you will either explore the nature of the witch craze that took hold in the late 16th century and the changing attitudes to magic and sorcery that eventually contributed to its decline - the social, economic, political and dimensions of the phenomenon, and the intellectual changes of what is often called the Age of Reason.

Or you will study how the mass media developed from the end of the 19th century to the first years of the 21st century, alongside the changes within the family as women’s roles and family leisure opportunities changed. While mainly exploring social and cultural issues, students also explore the impact of key political events and legislation.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a mixture of end of year exams and one coursework unit.

What will I learn?

You will cover topics such as:

  • Rebellion, Republic and Restoration: England 1625-1688
  • Impact of the Glorious Revolution
  • The French Revolution

and study either:

  • The witch craze in Europe and America 1580-1750
  • Mass media and social change 1882-2000

What are my career opportunities?

  • Archaeologist
  • Historical researcher
  • Teacher
  • Museum curator
  • Law

Further Study?

History opens a wide range of doors for future study, for example in English, archaeology, media, journalism or further study in the classics.

Are there any extra costs?

There are no extra costs associated with this subject.