History - A Level (OCR)

Start Date: 5 September 2022
Attendance: Full Time
Location: King's Cross Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers (16-18)
Duration: 2 Years
Level: Level 3

About The Course

A Level History allows you to utilise skills in analysing, researching, communicating and problem-solving. You will develop an understanding of historical terms, concepts and skills, allowing you to understand how events in the past have influenced the world around us today. 

What Will I Study?

You will study:

  • Britain from 1783-1853 during an 'Age of Revolution': examining the protests, reactions and reforms in this period including a focus on the role of Peel as Prime Minister
  • Germany from 1919-1963: examining the nature of change in German political and social life making the transition from democracy to dictatorship and eventually division into 2 states
  • Civil Rights in the USA from 1865 to 1992: examining African Americans, Native Americans, Trade Unions and women, examining how progress was made during this time period; there is a special focus on Black Power and on civil rights during the 'gilded age'

You will also undertake an independent investigation, which is an extended essay on any topic of your own choice.

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths
  • If your English Language GCSE is at grade 4, one of your three GCSEs at grade 5 or above must be a literary subject (e.g. English Literature, History, Business Studies, Sociology, Geography)
  • A reference from your previous school/college

​All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.

How Will I Be Assessed?

During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. There is an examined coursework element that you will complete by February of the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are two public examinations.

What Will It Cost?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.



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