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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox


A Level

What is History?

History fires pupils' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. It helps pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past.

Pupils find out about the History of the Twentieth Century World and the impact of the rise of extremist political ideologies; the reasons behind this and the consequences of this on contemporary civilians along with the longer-term International, political and social impact.  Students also find out about the changes over 100 years of the growth of Civil Rights.

Exam Board: OCR

Course summary

A level History
Exam Board: AQA

Course summary

Paper 1 The Tudors 1485-1603

Henry VII

Henry VIII

Mid Tudor Crisis

Elizabeth I

Paper 2 Russia: Revolution and Dictatorship 1917-53

Bolshevik Revolution

Lenin’s Dictatorship

Terror and Totalitarianism


NEA: The Crusades 1095-1215

The First Crusade

Establishment of Outremer

The Second Crusade

Richard I and Saladin



What skills will I gain from studying History?

You will develop:-

  • Your understanding of the nature of historical study.
  • How to evaluate evidence,
  • How to identify and analyse different interpretations of the past, and learn to substantiate any arguments and judgements they make.

History prepares pupils for the future, equipping them with knowledge and skills that are prized in adult life, enhancing employability and developing an ability to take part in a democratic society. It encourages mutual understanding of the historic origins of our ethnic and cultural diversity, and helps pupils become confident and questioning individuals.

Where can I find out more information?

Mr Rowland:

See leaflet below.

Specialities and Awards