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The Tudors: The Golden Age of Elizabeth I

Course aims

To learn how politics, power, passion and pride took the country out of the medieval period and into a new age.

Course length

10 weeks (15 hours)

Who is this course for?

Anybody who has an interest in the Tudors or history in general.

Course content

  • The marginalization of Catholic England
  • The countries 2nd successive queen
  • Elizabeth's suitors and favourites
  • The great age of entertainment leqading to Shakespeare
  • The country stands up to the European powerhouses
  • The issue of Mary Queen of Scots
  • The first purpose built stately homes
  • Elizabeth's famous politicians

Will I gain any qualifications?

This course has no formal qualification; however, your work in class will be assessed by your tutor in order to enhance your learning. You will be expected to take these assessments.

What could this course lead to?

Further history courses will be organised throughout the years.

How will I learn?

There will be tutor input, group pair and individual work, and use of a range of audiovisual and IT resources. We aim to match the teaching to a wide range of individual learning styles and to make your learning enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. You will be given homework to complete after each session.

Your commitments as a learner

  • Attend every session of your course. If you need to miss a class, please let your tutor know in advance; Learners should consider their personal commitments and circumstances that may prevent attendance before enrolling on a course as missed classes will affect their learning. Missed classes cannot be taken at another time.
  • Have sufficient time for self-study and completion of homework; In order to maximise your learning, we strongly recommend that you spend at least 15 minutes every day (2 hours per week) on self-study, homework, language practice, etc.
  • Complete the course.
  • Complete all the assessments.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring a pen, paper, ring-binder and you may be required to purchase a course book.

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