"Revolutions are the locomotives of history." Karl Marx. Through History, you will learn to appreciate and weigh up different points of view, examine the impact of decisions and explore an individual’s motivations. These analytical skills support a wide range of career paths such as those in law, politics or management, and History is regularly cited by admissions tutors at competitive universities as good preparation for their courses.
GCSE grade 6 in History
GCSE grade 6 in English Language or English Literature, and 4 in History if studied
The indicative Minimum Entry Admissions Score for History is 58.
Rights, Race and Revolutions focuses on the USA in the twentieth century, especially the struggle for Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992, and the Cold War in Europe 1941-1995.
You will also study Revolution or Reform? UK 1783-1853, and you will be able to choose from a range of coursework topics which currently include: witch hunts in early modern Europe c.1450-1750, the French Revolution: Robespierre and the Terror 1793-94, and the end of the British Empire in Kenya.
Students can only take one History course at the College.
52% of our students achieved A* to A
78% of our students achieved A* to B
100% of our students achieved A* to E
Rights, Race and Revolutions explores the struggle for Civil Rights in the USA by African and Native Americans, Women and Workers. It considers the revolutionary moments faced in Europe during the period of the Cold War 1941-95 and it examines Britain at the crossroads between revolution or reform in the late 18th to the early 19th century. Students can choose between three coursework options; Early Modern European Witch Hunts, the terror during the French Revolution and Kenya independence in the shadow of the Mau Mau rebellion.
I loved the fact I could learn another significant point in history for my coursework, that isn’t in either courseSummer, Year 12 student
By choosing History at Hills I've not only learnt about the past, but also the present. It's extremely interesting to see how history has determined where we are today.Luke, Year 12 Student
200 year 12 and 13 students take History - Rights, Race and Revolutions
4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time
Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.