A Level in History – September 2024

Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L3 for 19-23 year olds. Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time subject

Course Overview

History is about the present and the future not just the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. It opens up a fascinating and dynamic way of thinking about society and humanity. History is in demand from universities and employers because it requires you to retain and process complex knowledge and ideas, critically engage and analyse, and express ourselves clearly and accurately.

Course Content

During the first year of the course you will study:

  • British Period Study and Enquiry (1930-1977) particularly focusing on Churchill (1930-1951)
  • Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany (1919-1963)

The second and final year of study you will focus on:

  • The Challenge of German Nationalism (1789-1919)
  • The Russian Revolutions (1894-1924)

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including maths and English and at least one grade 6 in a written subject. A grade 5 in history is required.

Assessment Methods

  • written assessments
  • coursework
  • written exams


You will be able to progress to university level study or on to employment. Former students have chosen degrees in subjects such as history, law, politics, archaeology and PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics).