The course is based around four examined units, which are: England 1445 - 1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII; Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany 1919- 63; The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792 – 1945; An independently researched essay of 3000 - 4000 words.

How is the course structured and graded?
All examinations take place at the end of Year 13. Candidates are expected to demonstrate, organise and communicate their knowledge and understanding to analyse and evaluate the key features of the topics of studied. Coursework will be internally marked and then externally moderated. This will test a candidate’s ability to explore concepts such as causation, change, continuity, similarity, difference and significance using a range of sources.

Will this course be suitable for me?
This is a traditional A Level course and as such candidates are expected to have at least a grade C in GCSE English and History, although a genuine zeal for the subject will also be of benefit and candidates can still pursue the course even if they have to re-sit their GCSE
English (should they have not achieved an A* to C in English).

What could this course lead to?
History is often referred to as the ‘King of Subjects’. The skills students learn at A Level are life skills and therefore are eminently transferable. It is ideal for students who wish to go on to study various humanities courses in Higher Education, particularly History, Anthropology,
Classics, Politics and Economics.

Course Infomation

Course Contact

Mr Chance


OCR A Level

Additional Fees

There are no additional fees for this course


Examination only


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