History A Level


About the course

Want to know more about why the world is the way it is? This intensive but engaging two-year course focuses on modern history from the eighteenth century to the present day. Ranging from North America to India, the course puts special emphasis on the events of the twentieth century.


• Five GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C, including grade 4/C in English Language

• At least one grade 5/C and one grade 6/B in GCSE written subjects. One of these must be English Language. Other written subjects include History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business, Media Studies, Religious Studies (full course)

International students:

• Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. 

• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.

In the first year, the focus of our study will be on the search for rights, freedoms and greater equality in the twentieth century. You will examine the impact of these demands on the United States 1917–96, as previously excluded groups pressed for the fulfilment of the promise of the American Dream, and on India 1914 - 48 where rising nationalism clashed with imperial rule. 

In the second year you will broaden your historical understanding through the examination of how Britain lost a large part of its North American empire in the late eighteenth century but then built an empire in Asia, Africa and the Americas. The second year also has a coursework component enabling you to develop your independent research and writing skills. 



20% of your final mark will be based on coursework you complete in your second year. The remaining 80% is based on written exams.

Taken as one of three A Levels, this course qualifies you for University or another Higher Education institutions.

Guidance from my tutors was crucial

Rute Da Costa

Rute Da Costa

Subjects: A Levels in English Literature, History and Drama and Theatre

Destination: University of Cambridge to study English

After gaining 2 A* and an A in her A Levels Rute will now study English at Cambridge University.

She said: "The support and guidance from everyone, especially teachers and my tutor was crucial.

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Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 3
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2 Years
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
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Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.

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Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.