Have you ever wondered how the past has shaped the present? Our A Level History course unveils a fascinating treasure trove of characters, ideas and events.
It'll take you through 200 years of history, looking the Industrialisation of Britain between 1783 and 1885; and Democracy and Nazism in Germany between 1918 and 1945. You’ll also do your own historical investigation, choosing your own topic and studying it in depth.
With Industrialisation, you'll examine the British political system between the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and how democracy and political organisations changed and developed. Next, you’ll look at economic and social developments. You’ll explore the importance of ideas and ideology and how they helped shape mainstream politics of the time, and examine the role of individuals and groups in British industrialisation.
With Democracy and Nazism in Germany, we firstly look at the period between 1918 and 1933 of the Weimar Republic, from its troubled origins following military defeat and revolution to its final demise in 1933. This is a very distinctive period in German history both domestically and internationally. With the second part of our coverage on Germany, we discuss Nazi Germany: 1933-1945 focusing on Hitler, politics, Nazism, and the Second World War.
This course will prepare you for the AQA History A Level syllabus (7042) exams.
There are two areas which make up this course:
We'll cover these areas by looking at four individual themes:
Studying a range of at least 200 years will allow you to develop a greater appreciation of the process of change and the nature of change in the given period. You'll learn about key people and events in a broad historical context. Substantial study of British history is coupled with a distinctive period in German history.
Pressure for change, c1783-1812:
Government and a changing society, 1812-1832:
Political change and social reform, 1832-1846:
Economy, society and politics, 1846–1885:
The Establishment and early years of Weimar, 1918-1924:
The 'Golden Age' of the Weimar Republic, 1924–1928:
The Collapse of Democracy, 1928–1933:
The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933-1939:
The Racial State, 1933-1941:
The impact of War, 1939–1945:
The A Level History course is perfect if you're looking to fill gaps in your school education or prepare for college or university. It's the essential foundation if you're thinking about studying History at a higher level.
You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol in our A Level History online course. That's because we believe in making learning - and a rewarding future - as accessible as possible. However, completion of GCSE History is advised.
An A Level History can be the first step towards college or degree-level study of History and many other subjects.
Study of History to a higher level can lead to a variety of jobs in many industries. Jobs directly related to a History degree include:
However, the study of history is useful in many jobs, as it demonstrates a variety of transferable skills including excellent communication, organisation and critical thinking.
You'll find your History A Level will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills and an ability to absorb and understand facts - essential in practically every walk of life.
Your A Level in History can count towards entry to college or university for many subjects. You should contact the institution you're interested in attending to find out their entry requirements.
Students who complete this course often go on to study a History or English Literature degree.
We believe in making learning accessible and affordable for all, so you'll have the option to pay for your course through an interest-free payment plan. You'll pay a small deposit when you enrol and the rest by monthly direct debit. Our plans are flexible, so you can extend the terms or pay your balance off sooner if you choose.
You can also pay for your course in full when you enrol.
Speak to our course advisors for more information on our payment plans.
Once you enrol, you’ll have access to our Student Community, which will allow you to see your course materials, contact your tutor, submit your assignments and connect with your fellow students. Your course materials have been specially designed for online learning by experts in the field.
You’ll also have access to a huge range of resources that will aid your studies:
You’ll be assigned an expert academic tutor who will be with you from enrolment to graduation. They’ll answer questions about coursework, study materials, assessments and exams, and help you work through any part of the course you’re stuck with.
You'll also complete test papers and mock exams to ensure you're ready to pass your assessments. All your papers will be marked and given constructive feedback so you know exactly what your strengths are and what you can improve.
Our dedicated student support team will be on hand to assist you with administrative tasks, using the Student Community, and any other non-academic queries you may have.
Supporting textbooks are not provided with this course. However, we strongly recommend that you source the following textbook as there are references to it within the course:
There are three separate assessments for the AQA History A Level syllabus 7042: two exams and one piece of coursework.
The coursework element is in the form of an independently-researched enquiry in which you'll analyse and evaluate historical interpretations.
The two exams are:
These exams are set nationally by AQA and take place in Summer every year. You must sit all papers in one exam diet.
Important Exam Information
Please be aware that you're responsible for making your own exam arrangements. We'll help you find a suitable exam centre, usually a nearby school or college, and give you all the information you need to book your place. You'll have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.
Find out more information about your exams.
As this A Level involves marked coursework, it involves coursework fees as well as exam fees. Both will be charged at point of exam entry.
As a recognised AQA centre, we'll supervise, authenticate and mark your coursework, as well as act as the 'entering centre' for your exams. However, you'll sit your exams in person at the host exam centre you've chosen, usually a local school or college. This means that your assessment fees will be split between us and your host exam centre.
You'll pay your coursework fees to us. This covers the cost of your candidate entry fee to AQA (£78.85), marking your coursework (£50), and transferring you to the host exam centre you've chosen (£34.55) (applicable fees for the 2018 exams). This totals £163.40 in additional fees to be paid to us.
In addition to the coursework fees paid to us, you'll pay exam administration and marking fees to the host exam centre. The fees vary depending on the exam centre so we can’t specify exact costs for these.
Coursework and exams have always had associated costs but previously a single centre would have taken all fees. Due to new Non-Exam Assessment (NEA) regulations, fees are now split between the entering centre which will mark the NEA/coursework (us), and the host centre which will host the exams.
If you have any questions about the additional fees, speak to our A Level advisors. We're happy to help!