History (A Level)


Introduction to Course

Understand the significance of historical events, the role of the 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 A Level historians.

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Exam Board/Specification

AQA 7042 (A Level)

A Level Modules/Units

  • Component 1: The Tudors – England, 1485 – 1603
  • Component 2: The Cold War, 1945 – 1991
  • Component 3: Historical Investigation

A Level Assessment

  • Component 1: Written paper, 2 hours 30 mins (40%)
  • Component 2: Written paper, 2 hours 30 mins (40%)
  • Component 3: 3,000 – 3,500 word essay, non-exam assessment (20%)

Progression Routes

An A Level in History could lead to careers as an archaeologist, researcher or as a professional historian. History is also highly valued in Law, Accounting, the Civil Service and the media.