A Level History

Entry Guidance

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or better. No more than two applied courses can count towards this total and each applied course counted has the equivalence of only one GCSE, regardless of its nominal size. In addition, students must achieve the specific entry requirements which may apply to this course.

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Typical Syllabus Outline

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

  • Totalitarian Ideology - 1848-1939
  • The USSR and Marxism; Fascist Italy; Nazi Germany
  • British History ‘Britain 1902 - 1918’
  • The Conservative Collapse, 1902–1906; Liberals and Social and Constitutional Reform; Challenges to Liberalism at home; Challenges to Liberalism from abroad; Liberalism and the First World War

Advanced (A2)

  • British History ‘Britain 1918 - 1964’
  • Victory and Crises: 1918–1931; The National Government and inter-war changes,
  • 1931–1939; The impact of war and post-war reconstruction, 1939–1951;
  • Conservative ascendancy: 1951–1964
  • American History - Coursework



Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

  • 2 exams, (Units 1 and 2) each worth 50%

Advanced (A2)

  • 1 exam (Unit 3) worth 60% and 1 piece of coursework (Unit 4) worth 40%.


The transferable skills developed whilst undertaking A-Level History are held in high academic regard amongst the varied qualifications that can be chosen today. It is a popular subject at degree level and prepares students for careers in a variety of professions e.g. law, politics, journalism, teaching,