• Course Information

    Study the despotic reign of the Tudors and Louis XIV of France. A Level Early Modern History is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics between 1485 - 1715AD such as Monarchy, Conflict and Religion in Tudor England, and France in the 17th Century. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Law, English and History.

    • Course Code
    • Exam Board
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Early Modern History is a traditional A Level providing you with a variety of life skills that will take you to any career area! This A Level counts as one of two History courses you can take at Runshaw.

    Your teachers will provide expert knowledge, guidance and support and are either examiners or have experience as examiners.

    We offer excellent enrichment through guest lectures and our very own History Journal as part of the History Academy. We also offer study visits to places as diverse as Auschwitz, Westminster and the Imperial War Museum.

    • The Tudors 1485 – 1603: a broad sweep through the problems of this despotic royal family

    • Louis XIV of France 1660 – 1715: examining to what extent Louis XIV created an absolute monarchy from his magnificent palace of Versailles

    Course Highlights:

    Trips to Germany, Poland, France and London


  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 5x Grade 5s, including English and History (if taken), otherwise another written subject.

  • How will I be assessed?

    The first year of the course will be assessed internally. The A Level includes two written examinations (80%) and coursework (20%) taken in Year 2. As part of your A Level History course you will complete an independently researched and written historical investigation.

  • Progression Pathway

    This traditional A Level subject provides students with a variety of life skills that will take them to any career area: asking (the right!) questions, researching answers, evaluating information, making informed judgements, writing clearly, coherently and with conviction.

    Most History students go on to higher education and read a wide variety of subjects at degree level. Subsequently, they enter careers as diverse as law, business management, politics, teaching, banking, retailing, the media and publishing.

    Former History students are now working as barristers, lecturers, journalists, accountants, medics and writers.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.