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A-level History

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  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £2,172 per year*
  • Duration of course 72 Weeks (Over 2 years)
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults
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To apply for A Levels

Please choose an initial A Level you would like to apply for, then follow the on screen instructions on the online application form.  Add the names of the additional A Levels you would like to study into your personal statement, indicating why you have selected those options.

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

In the first year (AS) we look at Change and Consolidation: Britain 1906-1951 and Periods of Change: The Campaign for Civil Rights in the USA 1950-1968.

In the second year (A2) we look at The State and the People: Change and Continuity: The making of Modern Britain 1951-2007 and there is a four thousand word Historical Enquiry on an aspect of US Foreign Policy 1891-1991. The course will develop your skills of historical research, analysis and interpretation. The course also includes a visit to the Imperial War Museum, occasional guest speakers, and access to rare doIn the second year (A2) we look at The State and the People: Change and Continuity: The making of Modern Britain 1951-2007 and there is a four thousand word Historical Enquiry on an aspect of US Foreign Policy 1891-1991. The course will develop your skills of historical research, analysis and interpretation. The course also includes a visit to the Imperial War Museum, occasional guest speakers, and access to rare do 

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

This course will lead you into all sorts of career paths and university choices but you will be mainly interested in a legal career, political science, journalism and literature. History is a subject valued by universities and employers because it combines logical investigation with reasoned and substantiated argument. Students who study History often follow the subject at degree level or study for a related subject such as Law, Politics or Sociology. The study of History is useful in a wide range of careers such as the legal profession, the civil service, teaching, local government, politics, and in pressure groups and charities. History skills are especially useful in research based occupations such as journalism, the police and the law.

How will I learn?

A-levels are taught in the classrooms and workshops of Paddington Green Campus

How will I be assessed?

The AQA course focuses on 20th Century history and the developments and events that have occurred around the world since 1900.The configuration of the units for AS and A2 is as follows:

AS units: 

Britain 1906-1951 (essay based exam)
Civil Rights in the USA 1950-1968 (document and essay based exam)

A2 Units:

Britain 1951-2007 (essay based exam question)
US Foreign Policy 1891-1991 (compulsory coursework topic)

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

Several hours per week

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

AQA

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

All A-level candidates must have a minimum of Six GCSEs – and all candidates must have GCSE English and Maths at C or above.

Please be advised that subjects are subject to change and alteration, and where a subject choice becomes unavailable at the point of enrolment, students will be offered an alternative choice.

Expected prior knowledge

n/a

English level

GCSE English Language must be a Grade B and candidates should have at least Grade B results in related subjects; eg – History, Sociology, English Literature.

Mathematics level

GCSE Maths Grade C or above.

Equipment and other costs

Students must provide their own pens, pencils and stationery, all other equipment will be provided.

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email customer.services@cwc.ac.uk or come to one of our Open Days.


* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

7All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.