A Level History allows you to utilise skills in analysing, researching, communicating and problem-solving. You will develop an understanding of historical terms, concepts and skills, allowing you to understand how events in the past have influenced the world around us today.
You will study:
You will also undertake an independent investigation, which is an extended essay on any topic of your own choice.
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them
Please be aware that as this subject includes coursework, as well as a public exam set by the exam board, you will only be permitted to have a choice of one other subject which includes coursework. Your third subject choice must be an exam-only assessed subject. For example, you would not be permitted to take English Language & Literature, History and Media as these all include coursework.
During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. There is an examined coursework element that you will complete by February of the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are two public examinations.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.