A-Level History


This A-Level History course focuses on cultural, ethnic diversity, religious and social British and non-British history to give you a broader and more educated understanding of time-led change and the continuities that over centuries have been embraced.

A History A-Level is a much respected subject choice by both universities and employers due to the transferable skills it brings. The developed use of historical terms, concepts and skills teach you have to think critically and objectively; which are highly employable tools to carry into your chosen career.

SKU: X913 Categories: ,

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Qualification

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2024 and beyond.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official exams

  • Exam 1: 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A-Level, 80 marks.
  • Exam 2: 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A-Level, 80 marks.
  • Coursework: 3500–4500 words, 20% of A-Level, 40 marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.

During your course, you’ll be required to complete a number of assignments.

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Content

In this section, you’ll explore significant historical developments over an extended period and across different countries, studying the historical interpretations of events. You’ll cover a range of significant periods, including The Age of the Crusades, The English Tudors, Enlightenment in Russia, the British Empire, and the quest for political stability in Germany, plus so much more! You’ll develop an understanding of the nature of causes and consequences, of change and continuity and of similarity and differences over a long period of time. You’ll also explore the links between political, economic, social, or religious perspectives.
In this section, you’ll focus on historical change and development from a variety of perspectives. You’ll develop detailed knowledge and understanding of the roles of individuals, groups, ideas, and ideologies across different time periods. The periods covered range from The Royal Authority and the Angevin King of 1154–1216 to The Cold War, c1945–1991. You’ll also look at The Reformation in Europe, France in Revolution, Democracy and Nazism in Germany, The American Dream, and much more.
In this part of the course, you will choose a specific issue, theme, or development to study in-depth, and develop a question of your own to be the focus of your Historical Investigation. You might focus on issues that relate to international, national, or local developments, or focus on a specific historical perspective on cultural, social, or technological events or changes. This module aims to enhance your understanding of the nature and purpose of history as a discipline and develop your skills in presenting information and forming ideas.
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X913
  • Qualification code: 7042

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Entry Requirements

A GCSE or equivalent in History is recommended for this course.

Why Distance Learning?

If your Sixth Form doesn’t offer the courses you want – Study an A-Level through distance learning. You will sit the same exams and get the same A-Levels as you would in school, but are able to study at a time and place to suit you.

Plus, the results and transcript you’ll get will be exactly the same as if you’d studied in school, and your A Levels will be respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes, there are set texts that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) Edexcel AS/A Level History, Paper 1 & 2: Challenges to the Authority of the State in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries, M Collier, R Rogers and A Kidson, Pearson Education 2015. (2) Access to History: The Unification of Germany and the challenge of Nationalism 1789-1919, A Farmer and A Stiles, Hodder Education 2015. Additional text you should read include: Paper 3: Germany, 1871-1990: united, divided and re-united, D Brown, Pearson Education 2016.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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