In Year 12 the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII with consideration of rebellions, the nature of Kingship, court intrigue, the causes and consequences of the break from the Catholic Church. Consideration of key individuals such as Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell are studied. Along with the rise of Mussolini with assessment of the Impact of WW1 on democracy.

In Year 13 we study Elizabeth I. We examine how the Tudor monarchs tackled the problems of the succession, the developing role of Parliament and recurrent threats to their security from plots and rebellions.


A Level – two examinations at the end of Year 13, one examination on Tudor England, one on the Rise of Fascism and a Personal Study (20% of the final grade)

What Next?

Complements English Literature and Language, Economics, Geography, Psychology and Sociology. Linked careers : Journalism, Law, Teaching, Marketing and Business.

History Subject Leader: Mrs N Johnstone

Syllabus: AQA

Course Specification: His1C, His2L

Qualification: A Level