History Year 12 & 13

Year 12 & 13 History Course Modules
  • 1C: Year 12 & 13 The Tudors: England, 1485–1603

    For this you study the issues of change, continuity, causes and consequence through questions such as

    • How effectively did the Tudors restore and develop the powers of the monarchy? How serious a threat was posed to Tudor monarchs by opposition and rebellion?
    • How far and why were England’s relations with foreign powers changed?
    • Why and with what results were there so many changes to the Church and religious practice?
    • How important was the role of key individuals and groups and how were they affected by developments?
  • 2Q: Year 12 & 13 The American Dream: Reality and Illusion, 1945 – 1980

    Here you will study a period of social, political and cultural upheaval in the USA. It examines major conflict, both foreign and domestic, and its impact on the American people.  The course examines the challenges faced by the USA as it emerged from the Second World War as a Superpower.

    For many Americans, post-war prosperity realised the ‘American dream’ but the prosperity was not shared by all and significant problems at home and abroad challenged the extent to which the ‘American dream’ was a reality.

  • Non – examined Assessment (NEA): Year 12 & 13 A personal study based on the Stuart Monarchs. This takes the form of a question in the context of approximately 100 years


    1C  The Tudors:  written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

    • three questions (one compulsory)
    • 80 marks
    • 40% of A-level


    2Q The American Dream

    written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

    • three questions (one compulsory)
    • 80 marks
    • 40% of A-level



    • 3000–3500 words
    • 40 marks
    • 20% of A-level
    • marked by teachers
    • moderated by AQA

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