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A Levels

A-Level History

  • Course Type: A Level

What can this course lead to?

Example job roles in:

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Historian

Study further degrees in:

  • History
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Business

Who is it for?

Investigate key periods in modern history and develop your passion for the past. Explore topics such as 20th century, British; American; European History and The Cold War.

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Britain Transformed, 1918-97 including -
  • A changing political and economic environment, 1918-79
  • Creating a welfare state, 1918-79
  • Society in transition 1918-79
  • Changing quality of life 1918-79
  • What impact did Thatcher's governments (1979-90) have on Britain 1979-97
  • American History 1955 - 1992 - conformity and challenge -
  • Affluence and conformity, 1955-63
  • Protest and Reaction, 1963-72
  • Social and political change, 1973-80
  • Republican dominance and its opponents, 1981-92
  • The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, c1500-c1750
  • Aspects in breadth: Challenges to the witch craze, c1580-c1750
  • Aspects in depth: Persecuting witches c1590-c1693
  • The Causes of the Cold War

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirements, please see below:

Minimum grade 6/B in History GCSE

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you. We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.

Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success’ programme that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change subject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks -subject to availability
  • Moving you between A-Levels and a Level 3 Diploma if you are finding your current level too hard – subject to availability
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at should you have any further questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years
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