A level


Names of staff, role & contact details

Mr T Paterson
Subject Leader

Mr K Egan
Teacher of History, Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Mr J Joyce
Teacher of History

Mr G Walker
Teacher of History and Politics

Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
HistoryAQAhttp://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/history/specifications/AQA-7041-7042-SP-2015.PDF2 written exams 40% each.

Historical Investigation 20%.

Options studied: 1L The quest for political stability: Germany, 1871-1991. 2E The English Revolution, 1625-1660. The Historical Investigation focuses on 19th and 20th century American history.

Year 12

Term 1
British History: The emergence of conflict and the end of consensus 1625-1629
German History: The Kaiserreich 1871-1914

Term 2
British History: An experiment in Absolutism 1629-1640
German History: Empire to democracy 1914-1929

Term 3
British History: The crisis of Parliament and the outbreak of the First Civil War 1640-1642
German History: Empire to democracy 1914-1929

Year 13

Term 1
British History: War and Radicalism 1642-1646
Personal Study preparation and writing

Term 2
British History: The disintegration of the political nation 1646-1649
German History: The Nazi Experiment 1929-1949

Term 3
British History: Experiments in government and society 1648-1660
German History: The Federal Republic of Germany 1949-1991

How to support your child in History:

Take the opportunity to regularly talk to your child about the topics they are studying in A Level history and their current progress. Every student will be given a reading list and the History department at Baines will stock some of these titles. It is important however, that students seek out the other titles themselves in the Sixth Form ILC and local libraries. This is important as individual study is pivotal in the contribution to the successful completion of an A Level History course.