Haverhill Community Sixth Form


The completion of the History A Level at HC6 will enable you to learn how to scrutinise documents whilst examining their validity, subtext, agenda, and areas of distortion to generate informed opinions on them.

The course focuses on a range of historical periods and the investigation into them all helps to foster your ability to identify and deal with fake news and problem solving in modern day life.

The two-year course advances you critical reading and analytical writing skills whilst simultaneously aiding your ability to categorise findings and identify patterns.

The teachers at HC6 will support you establish a wealth of baseline historical knowledge that will prepare you for the continuation of the subject at university. 

Course details

Qualification: A-level

Exam Board: AQA

Exam make-up: Individual exam (80%) / Coursework (20%)

Unit Titles: Unit 1 – The Tudors: England, 1485-1603. Unit 2 – Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia, 1917-1953. Unit 3 – NEA: Historical Investigation (American Civil Rights). 

Key skills required: Essay writing skills, research skills, analytical thinking and debating skills.  

Entry Requirements: Grade 5 in History at GCSE. 

Career prospects:

  • Lawyer 
  • Archaeologist 
  • Journalism 
  • Advertising 
  • Marketing 
  • Market Research 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Theatre 
  • Heritage Archivist 
  • Politics 
  • Civil Servant 
  • Teacher 
  • Charities 

Complementary subjects: English Literature, English Language, Sociology, French and Film Studies 

Staff details

Name: Miss George

Degree Subject: 1:1 History

University studied at: University of Birmingham


“Studying History at HC6 was both engaging and challenging.

The teachers have superb subject knowledge and support you to learn the new content in an environment where you are encouraged to take risks so as to advance your achievements, I would definitely recommend the course to new students.”

Abbie Smith
A-level grade achieved: A
Studied at York University