Why this course?

A Level History covers pivotal periods like Weimar and Nazi Germany that shaped the modern world. Students also study the Tudors, who influenced Britain’s development. The Non Examined Assessment explores how Britain emerged as a democracy in the 19th and 20th centuries. Overall, A Level History provides insight into key historical eras and events, elucidating current and future happenings.

Course Content

For your British Study, you will learn about The Tudors. The turbulent period they ruled over has some of the most famous Monarchs in British History and key events which shape Britain today.

In your World Study, you will learn about Democracy and Nazism in Germany from 1918-1945. Looking at Interwar and WW2 Germany, the impact of WW1, the Rise of Hitler and the way he controlled Germany in the 3rd Reich, including the atrocity of the Holocaust.

In the NEA, you will explore The development of British Politics 1800 – 1930. This will look at how Britain became a Democracy, and the protest groups that forced Britain to change, such as the Suffragettes.

How will I be assessed?

You will sit three two hour written exams – each exam will be worth a third of the A-level.  The papers will feature a range of question styles.

Paper 1
British Study (The Tudors) – 2hr 30min (40%)

Paper 2
World Study (Democracy and Nazism) – 2hr 30min (30%)

Non-examined Assessment
An independent research task followed by an extended essay of up to a 4,500 words – 2hr 15min (20%)

Student Profile

Students should have a passion for History and for studying the past. Successful history students will enjoy History and have performed well in it at GCSE. You will need to be good at expressing ideas in a clear and coherent manner, able to understand and interpret information from a variety of sources.

Complimentary Subjects

  • Geography
  • Sociology
  • English literature
  • Psychology
  • Law

What could I do next?

A few of the degree courses that could be completed are:

History; Ancient History/ Classical Civilisations; Law; Philosophy; Politics; Economics; History of Art;

to name a few!

Popular careers for people with history qualifications include teacher, doctor, law, management, business. History is valued by a huge range of employers, not just for History, but for the skills learnt.