Are you curious about how the world today has developed? Are you interested in analysing events from the past and improving the future? Dive into history and learn about the people and events which made life what it is today with this A-Level History course! You’ll learn all about social, cultural, religious, and ethnic diversity through your study of British and international history, and gain a solid understanding of how perspectives change and connect over time.
You’ll also develop a vocabulary of historical terms and concepts and learn how to reflect and think critically. A-level History is a well-respected subject, recognised as a mark of significant achievement and valued by all universities and employers for many career paths. A-Levels are the gold standard for education in the UK.
A-Level History offers insight into social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity in British and non-British History.
If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free
Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.
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.
You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.
Your course will run for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. You will receive your login details to our MyOxbridge portal where your learning materials will be accessible.
You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.
You’ll be required to complete two standard A-Level written exams, and one piece of coursework.
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.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.
We also offer an exam pass guarantee. If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you for free, to your next exams.
During your course, you’ll be required to complete various 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 monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades (CAGs) if needed.
Part of the A level assessment is a non-exam assessment (NEA). It has been agreed with the awarding body that your course tutor is able to mark your non-exam assessment work, and you can then sit your written exams at one of our partner exam centres.
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.
This syllabus (7042) has been chosen by Oxbridge because it is the best suited to online learning, and we believe it provides the best chance of success. It is also possible to transition to AS-Level History if you wish to, using the same course materials.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - A GCSE or equivalent in History is recommended for this course.
UCAS Points - 56
In this section, you’ll explore significant historical developments over an extended period, studying the historical interpretations of events. You’ll cover ‘The Making of a Superpower: USA, 1865-1975’, and 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 ‘The Wars of the Roses, 1450-1499’. You’ll analyse historical change and development from a variety of perspectives, and develop detailed knowledge and understanding of the roles of individuals, groups, ideas, and ideologies across different time periods.
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.
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You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
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 that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.