HISTORY What does the course Involve? History gives you the opportunity to sit in judgement on the past. Therefore at A-level we want students who critically engage with complex issues; discussing, debating and analysing some of the most fascinating periods of modern world history. Our history course at Lady Lumley’s will allow students to develop expertise as historians, as well as acquiring knowledge and understanding of some of the most exciting world events to have occurred in the last century. You will be encouraged to ask questions about important issues that go beyond the parameters of the course. Lessons will be creative and active, engaging students through a variety of teaching strategies. Outside of class there will also be a comprehensive programme of research, writing and debate, using traditional means alongside electronic internet forums to complement students’ work. Unit One: British History Period Study and Enquiry England 1485- 1558 – The Early Tudors Unit Two: Non British History Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany 1919-1995 Unit Three: Thematic Study and Historical Interpretation Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992 Unit Four: Independent Investigation What qualifications do I need? The course builds on, but does not depend on, the knowledge, understanding and skills gained in GCSE History. It is recommended that students have communication and literacy skills equivalent to GCSE grade ‘C’ in English. Assessment Future Prospects History is widely recognised as a tough and rigorous A-level, and the skills it develops in research and communication are prized- both in further education and the wider world. Developing the disciplines involved in the study of History will equip students well for a massively wide range of career choices such as journalism, law and politics. However, an interest in the past and the skills required to study will stand students in good stead in nearly all walks of life.