What you will learn
Unit 1 - The Making of a Superpower Part 1: From Civil War to World War
- The Era of Reconstruction
- The weaknesses of the Federal Government
- Political corruption in the Gilded Age
- Social, regional and ethnic divisions
- Economic growth and the rise of corporations
- Laissez Faire Dominance and Consequences
- Foreign affairs and Isolationism
- Populism, Progressivism and Imperialism, 1890–1920
Unit 2 - The Wars of the Roses Part 1: The Fall of the House of Lancaster
- The origins of the conflict, 1450-1459
- The War of the Barons, 1459-1461
- The Triumph of the Yorkists, 1461-1471
Unit 3 - The Making of a Superpower Part 2: Crises and the Rise to World Power
- Domestic Politics in the 1920s
- Underlying economic problems
- Government response to The Great Depression
- Social change and development
- The War and new opportunities
- International Relations 1920-45
- Crisis of identity, 1920–1945
- The Superpower, 1945–1975
- Domestic Politics, 1945-60
- Domestic Politics, 1961-74
- Economic Change & Developments, 1945-75
- The USA and International Relations
Unit 4 - The Wars of the Roses Part 2: The Fall of the House of York
- ‘The Sun in Splendour’: The Reign of Edward IV, 1471–1483
- The Downfall of the Yorkist Monarchy, 1483–1486
- The End of the Yorkist Dynasty, 1486–1499
- Component One: Breadth Study
- Component Two: Depth Study
- Component Three: Historical Investigation
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Recognised through UCAS
This course carries UCAS points. This means that it can be used to gain direct access to University courses and other Higher Education, through the UCAS system.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-level in History, issued by AQA. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.
Oxbridge has chosen this syllabus (7042) because it is the best suited to online learning and we believe it provides the best chance of success.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for AQA A-level History examinations for Summer 2024.
You’ll be required to complete three assessments as part of this course:
- Paper 1: 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A-level, 80 marks
- Paper 2: 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A-level, 80 marks
Non-Exam Assessment (NEA):
- Coursework Task 1: 3,500-4,500 words, 20% of A-level, 40 marks
The exams contain questions linked to primary sources given and sources relevant to the period studied. The coursework is a personal study based on a topic of the student’s choice to be completed in their own time. Coursework is marked by a tutor and moderated by AQA.
A GCSE or equivalent in History is recommended for this course. This History A-level syllabus is a difficulty level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, which is usually suitable for most learners of all ages.