History can be both inspiring and alarming and heartening and disturbing. Choose History to learn the story of progress of civilisation, as well as catastrophe and inhumanity.
There are a number of different options of study for A level History, covering different periods and areas of focus. The offer to students is likely to vary depending on the CLF staff teaching A level in any given year. Options that students study are usually taken from the following list:
Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855–1964: A study of Russia under the Tsars, the revolution of 1917 and the actions of the Communist governments of Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev up to 1964.
The Making of Modern Britain: A study of government, politics and the economy of Britain in the twentieth century which includes studying prime Ministers such as Churchill, Thatcher and Blair.
Coursework: The Era of the Wars of the Roses 1377-1485: A study of a medieval civil war when the throne changed hands violently on 6 occasions. You will plan, research and answer your own enquiry question
The French Revolution: The story of how the French people fought for freedom, overthrowing and executing their King in the process.
Coursework: Personal Investigation chosen on a guided topic of your choice.