• A Level
  • Edexcel
  • Entry requirements: GCSE English Grade 6 or above
  • Goes well with: Politics, English Literature, Geography and most other subjects

The broad and multi-disciplinary nature of History and its application to a wide range of current issues calls upon candidates' abilities to demonstrate the transferability of their knowledge and understanding of key historical skills and to produce evidence of their application. Students need to be dedicated, committed and enthusiastic about History and have a genuine interest in the understanding of the world we live in.

Unit 1 - In Search of the American Dream 1917-1996

Key themes: The changing political environment, The quest for civil rights, Society and culture in change, The changing quality of life, The Impact of the Reagan Presidency.

Unit 2 - From Apartheid State to Rainbow Nation

Key themes: The response to apartheid, Radicalisation of resistance and consolidation of National Party power, Redefining resistance and challenges to National Party power, The end of apartheid and the creation of the rainbow nation

Unit 3 - Poverty, public health and the state in Britain 1780-1939

Key themes: Lives in peril and the health of the nation, Changes in public health, Paupers and pauperism, The Poor Law Amendment Act and its impact, The government, self-help and charity, Social and welfare reforms, Depression and the Dole.

Unit 4 - Independent Study:

Independent Study: To what extent was the Holocaust a long term plan of the Nazis?

"History allows you to make your own judgements on studies over thousands of years and put them forward against some of the brightest minds in the world. The A level course allows you to explore History from all over the globe and learn about a wide range of topics that you will never have been taught in before, meaning you are learning new things and developing your skills all the time.

  • A Level
  • AQA
  • Entry requirements: GCSE Mathematics Grade 6 or above
  • Goes well with: Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Business Studies, Computer Science, Psychology

Study this beautiful and exciting subject for its own sake or to support further studies in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and many other areas. This course will develop and extend your understanding of topics covered at GCSE and introduce new areas such as calculus, logarithms and exponentials, and mechanics.

This new A Level in Mathematics brings together Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. The Pure Mathematics extends GCSE work on algebra, co-ordinate geometry, vectors and trigonometry and introduces you to exponential and logarithmic functions and calculus. Mechanics and Statistics both involve the modelling of real world situations using appropriate mathematics; Mechanics relating to the physical world and Statistics to the presentation and handling of data. There is a greater emphasis on modelling, problem solving, and reasoning. All the mathematics will be assessed at the end of the two year course.

Mathematics is a common requirement as part of degree courses such as Business and Finance, Architecture, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Management Science and Computing. Mathematics is essential for courses such as Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics itself. Mathematics A Level keeps many doors open and is valuable for almost every future career plan.

Pure Mathematics

  • Develop algebraic skills needed in mathematics, science and other areas

  • Use algebra to analyse geometrical properties

  • Learn to use mathematical language precisely to solve problems and prove results

  • Develop further algebraic skills involving exponentials, logarithms and sequences

  • Use calculus to analyse the functions and graphs that arise in many situations

  • Extend trigonometry beyond right angled triangles

  • Develop skills in more advanced algebra, trigonometry and integration

  • Use differential equations and vectors to solve problems


  • Use and interpret data using diagrams and statistical calculations

  • Gain a thorough insight into the way statistics are used to test hypotheses.


  • Solve problems involving forces and motion

“Choosing maths has not only helped me massively with the other choices I took, but has also improved a multitude of important life skills for me like logical problem solving, or not giving up when something is tough.”