History

Course: A Level

Students can opt to study History at ‘A’ level through The Urswick School Sixth Form.  History ‘A’ Level is very popular at The Urswick School Sixth Form with many students going on to read History related subjects at university.

Studying ‘A’ Level History helps students develop the following skills:

  • How to assemble data and assess it
  • How to investigate facts and use deduction
  • How to put your point of view fluently
  • How to work as a team to achieve results


Sixth Form (2016/18)
All students study the OCR ‘A’ Level.  The course is divided into four units studied over the two years. 

In Year 12, students are reading:

  • South African Politics (1948-1999)
  • British History (1930-1997).


In Year 13, students are reading:

  • The Early British Empire (1558 – 1783)
  • England: 1547-1603 (The later Tudors)


Who are the history team?
The history team has a range of expertise and a keen interest in a variety of specialist topics.  Members of the team include: Mr O’Gorman (Head of History), Mr Bennett (Head of Humanities and Assistant Head Teacher), Ms Bishop (Head of Sixth Form), Ms Braggins (Head of Key Stage Three) and Ms Powell (Advanced Literacy Skills Specialist).