GCE AS and A Level
Understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. Gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The engaging topics of the Tudors and the Cold War will provide knowledge and skills required to succeed as AS and A Level historians.
We use a variety of teaching styles, such as debate, presentation, discussion, creating press conferences and competitions, along with more traditional styles of teaching and learning.
AQA 7041 (AS level)
AQA 7042 (A Level)
Minimum of a grade B in GCSE History or similar Humanities subject (eg. Geography) and a grade B in GCSE English
Progression routes from this course
An A Level in History could lead to careers as an archaeologist, researcher, or as a professional historian. Industries that value skills gained from studying History include law, civil service, and the media.
- Component 1: The Tudors: England, 1485–1547
- Component 2: The Cold War, c1945–1963
- Component 1: written paper, 1hr 30mins. 50% of AS level
- Component 2: written paper, 1hr 30mins. 50% of AS level
- Component 1: The Tudors: England, 1547–1603
- Component 2: The Cold War, 1963–1991
- Component 3: Historical Investigation
- Component 1: written paper, 2hrs 30mins. 40% of A Level.
- Component 2: written paper, 2hrs 30mins, 40% of A Level
- Component 3: 3,000 to 3,500 word essay, non-exam assessment, 20% of A Level