The Course

Year 12
Unit 1: British period study and enquiry

  • England 1485-1558: The Early Tudors

Unit 2: Non-British Period Study

  • Russia 1894 – 1941

Year 13
Unit 3: Thematic study and historical interpretations

  • Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992

Unit 4: Coursework

  • Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries


  • Essay writing
  • Debating
  • Source analysis
  • Presentation skills
  • Research and independent learning
  • Forming judgements based on evidence
  • Critical and reflective thinking
  • Appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity over time

All A-level exams are at the end of Year 13:


  • 1x 1 hour 30 minute exam
  • 1x 1 hour exam
  • 1x 2 hour 30 minute exam

Coursework: 3,000-4,000 word essay


  • Hampton Court day trip
  • Historical Assoication lecture on a topic relating to the course
  • New York and Washington Politics and History trip (1 week)

For further details, please contact Mr Jennings.

All current plans for sixth form programmes of study at Bishop Stopford School are provisional, dependent on student numbers and government policy.