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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2021
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Qualifications: A Level
Code: 118026
Cost: N/A

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A Level History

Full time course


The course is designed to enable you to explore and extend your interest and enthusiasm for history and acquire an understanding of its intrinsic value and significance. It will help you improve as an independent learner via the critical analysis of historical sources. A study of history at A-level will not only teach you about significant periods in time, such as the English Reformation and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, but also develop your skills of enquiry and analysis.

What will I study?

The world in which we live today has been shaped by the world that is now behind us. A study of History at A Level will not only teach you about significant periods in time, such as the English Reformation and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, but also develop your skills of enquiry and analysis.

Year 1: The Tudors 1485–1547; Germany: Democracy to Nazism 1918–1933.

Year 2: The Tudors 1547–1603; Germany: Democracy to Nazism 1933–1945.

There is also a personal study element to the course where you can research and write about your own chosen time period of history.

What do I need to join?

To join the full time A Level Programme you need at least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–5 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths.
In addition for A Level History you need grade 9-6 in English Language plus grade 9-5 in GCSE History. An ability to express yourself helps, as well as a liking for the printed word. The exams are essay based so the ability to write extensively is required.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

As a History learner, you will learn through seminar-based lessons, essay writing, plenty of reading and independent research. There are debates and discussions about the course content and key historical changes and continuities. Extensive use is made of primary sources and interpretations.

How will I know how I am doing?

The course is assessed through examination and coursework.

What are my career options?

Understanding how the past has been interpreted and represented is an excellent foundation for a number of popular careers, including journalism, law and business.

Are there any extra costs?

You will need to purchase two textbooks at the beginning of the first year, which are then used throughout the entire two-year course.

What can I do next?

Not only can you continue to study History at degree level, this qualification will also prepare you for university courses in Politics, Law, Media, Philosophy and Economics and any career requiring critical thinking.


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Dates & Costs

A Level History

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2021
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: A Level
Code: 118026
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Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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