A Level History is a well-respected course that offers students the chance to broaden their understanding of how countries and ideas have developed over time. It is an exciting opportunity to analyse and explore ideas of democracy and freedom. It is a subject that is useful for students who wish to study the Arts at university. 

Skills developed during this qualification include critical and analytical thinking, strong language skills as well as the ability to make clear and persuasive arguments. These skills would complement a range of careers within law, journalism, archaeology or management. 

Course Outline

Year 12: 

War of the Roses 1445-1509 

The Cold War in Europe 1941-1992 

Year 13: 

The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792-1945 


At least a 6 in GCSE History and a 6 in GCSE English.