Historical events have shaped society worldwide into what it is today and by understanding how people lived in the past, we are able to understand why people act the way they do today.
A level History explores the value and significance of world events in the past, providing a deeper understanding of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity.
You'll investigate the industrial revolution in Britain, research what shaped the USA into a super state from 1865 to 1975 and explore the making of modern Britain.
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
All A level study begins in September and will take two years to complete.
What will I study?
Over the course of this two year A level, you will focus on three separate periods of history, looking at Britain primarily but also the USA.
You will cover the following units:
- The Making of Modern Britain: Britain 1951 - 2007
- The Making of a Superpower: USA 1865 - 1975
- The Industrial Revolution in Britain
How is it assessed?
You will be assessed by examinations at the end of your A level which will assess both your source analysis skills and your broader essay writing ability.
You will also undertake a historical investigation worth 20% of your overall A level.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
You should have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths. There is no requirement to have studied anything relating to history at GCSE level.
What are the course fees?
If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
A level History is excellent preparation for a wide variety of degrees from history and politics to sociology and law.
Students who go on to study history at university, could secure a career in a number of fields, such as:
- Historical research
- Social research
- Heritage and museums