Do you have an enquiring mind, enjoy forming opinions through research and want an A Level qualification that will support you to succeed in numerous sought after career paths? Then A Level History is the subject for you. This fascinating course will see you exploring a number of pivotal events from across time, with a particular focus on how these have shaped life in society today.

Grade 4 in GCSE History, if taken. If GCSE History is not taken, then a grade 4 in a traditional written subject, for example GCSE English Literature, will be essential. General entry criteria also applies.

This engaging and interactive subject will see you studying a range of historical periods and movements, including:

- Conflict and Reformation in Tudor England (1529-1570)
- The Quest for Political Stability in Germany (1871-1991)
- US Civil Rights (1909-2009)

Our team of expert teachers will guide and support you in developing critical thinking skills, as you explore the impact of past events on modern day life.

You’ll benefit from first-class support throughout your time on the course, including access to Study Hub work spaces and complimentary access to resources such as History Today and A Level History review.

Outside the classroom and College, you will enjoy visits to some impressive historical destinations. Recent graduates have visited European destinations including Berlin and London, along with a range of university taster days.

This course is assessed by a mixture of examinations (80%) and coursework (20%). 

A Level in History is a highly regarded subject and will support your progression to a fantastic range of degrees and careers. Our students move on to a wide range of university courses such as History, International Relations, Philosophy, English, Archaeology, Politics, Law and Anthropology. More widely, the skills you gain will support you to secure high quality jobs and apprenticeships.

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A Level History is a commonly required subject by universities and is often a requirement for courses at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. You also don’t have to have applied to study the subject at GCSE to take it at A Level. 

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University of Cambridge to study History

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