History A-level

2 years

Course Details

Whilst studying A-level History, you will learn about events that have shaped the world we live in.

You will analyse the people and circumstances that shaped these events, evaluating their impact socially, politically and economically.

  • Tudors: England, 1485-1603
  • Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-53
  • Non-Examined Assessment: US Civil Rights 1863-1968

You will need a minimum or five GCSEs, including Grade 5 in English Language together with four other subjects at Grade 4 or above (one of the four subjects must include Maths).

Additional entry requirements:

  • You must have achieved at least a grade 4 in GCSE History.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

AQA A-level History (7042)
  • Examination – Paper 1
  • A-level (40%) 2.5 hours
  • Examination – Paper 2
  • A-level (40%) 2.5 hours
  • Coursework – Paper 3
  • A-level (20%)
  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment
A-level History is a sought after qualification by both employers and universities as it shows skills of analysis, independent study and the ability to put forward an argument. Former History students are now Barristers, Solicitors, Judges, Civil Servants, Bankers and Teachers.

University Guarantee

Every Sefton Sixth Form College student who successfully achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at Sefton Sixth Form College. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.