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A-Level History

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

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


What Does The Programme Include

You will work with primary sources in all units of this A Level to develop your skills as a conscientious Historian. Regular visits to the Houses of Parliament, Churchill War Rooms and Victorian Workhouses will develop your understanding of the past through real experiences.

Entry Requirements

The standard requirements for A Levels 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 entry requirements, please see below:

Grade 6/​B or above in History.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

This is a linear subject which means it is examined externally entirely at the end of year two. There will be end of year exams in June of your first year which will determine your progress and whether you can enter the second year. During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support.

Additional Information

You will be able to take part in visits to supplement your understanding. APS Calculator: The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSEs taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

Potential Future Career

Example job roles in:

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Business Executive

Study further degrees in:

  • History
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Business

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • British History 1918 – 1990
  • The Thatcher Years
  • American History 1918 – 1955
  • American Society and The Economic Boom
  • The Jazz Age
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Causes of the Cold War
  • Poverty, Public Health and the State 1780 – 1939


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With amazing support from my tutors, in particular Paul Donschak, I achieved A*, A, A. Paul’s passion has inspired me to continue to study Physics at the University of Nottingham.

Alan Cutforth



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