A Level History

Students will study:
  • Significant events, individuals and issues
  • A range of historical perspectives
  • The diversity of society
  • The history of more than one country or state
  • Continuity and change over a period of time
  • An element of British history
The specification allows direct progression from the GCSE syllabus currently offered although GCSE is not a prerequisite for taking this course. A range of options are available for each unit (3 over two years).  Options must focus upon a combination of British/English History and European/World History. Planned options for the A Level are:
  • British/English History – The Tudors: England, 1485–1603 – This option allows students to study in breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period.
  • European/World History – Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia, 1917–1953 – This option provides for the study in depth of the coming and practice of communism in Russia.

Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

This is an independently researched enquiry addressing a question set in the context of approximately 100 years. Learners will complete a 3000–3500 word essay on a topic of their choice. This is an internally assessed unit.


There will be one examination series available each year in June to all learners. Certification is subject to two years study.