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A Level History (Early Modern)

  • STRODE'S COLLEGE
  • LEVEL 3

Course Overview

This course focuses on over 200 years of English and European history from the 15th to the 17th Century. It will provide you with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the political, religious, social and economic changes that occurred in Tudor England, the causes and consequences of the Protestant Reformation in Germany and the government and politics of England in the tumultuous years 1399–1509, which includes the period of the Wars of the Roses.

You will learn the skills of extended analytical essay writing, primary source analysis and the evaluation of historical interpretation, as well as research, debating and presentation skills. You will complete an independent coursework assignment on the historical debate surrounding the Mid-Tudor Crisis.

Course Code

FP3DHIS3S1

End Date

Fri, 26 Jun 2026

Entry Requirements

Requires GCSEs in English language at grade 5 and history at grade 5 if taken, plus the standard entry requirements of an A Level or mixed programme

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Course information

You gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the political, religious, social and economic changes that occurred in Tudor England, the causes and consequences of the Protestant Reformation in Germany and the government and politics of England in the tumultuous years 1399-1509, which includes the period of the Wars of the Roses.

2 Years

At the end of this two year course you will sit three written examinations and complete a coursework assignment.
Paper 1 – Two hours and 15 minutes – Three essays
Paper 2 – One hour and 30 minutes – Two essays
Paper 3 – Two hours and 15 minutes – Three essays

Coursework – 4,000 word independently researched assignment.

Level 3 EDEXCEL GCE A Level in History

You will learn the skills of extended analytical essay writing, primary source analysis and the evaluation of historical interpretation, as well as research, debating and presentation skills that can be taken into a wide variety of occupations.

University, career or an apprenticeship

Level 3

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