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Study A-Level History from home – your route to academic success-This new A Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content.

Course Overview

Studying A Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams so that you are always fully prepared. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A-Level.

On this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with

COURSE CONTENT

  • UNIT 1: RUSSIA 1917-1991: FROM LENIN TO YELTSIN
  • UNIT 2: MAO’S CHINA 1949-1976
  • UNIT 3: PROTEST, AGITATION AND PARLIAMENTARY REFORM IN BRITAIN 1780-1928
  • UNIT 4: THE COLD WAR, ITS DEVELOPMENT AND ITS DEMISE 1945-1990

EXAMS AND ASSESSMENT

To achieve the full History A Level you must take the exams. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

The exams will be assessed across the four units. All units will be assessed by three paper-based examinations and coursework. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1: Breadth study with Interpretations-Russia 1917-1991: From Lenin to Yeltsin (Code: 1E)

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Weighing: 30% of A Level
  • Assessment format: 3 Essay questions

Paper 2: Depth study – Mao’s China 1949-1976 (Code: 2E.1)

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Weighing: 20% of A Level
  • Assessment format: 3 Essay questions

Paper 3: Themes in breadth, with aspects in depth – Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain 1780-1928 (Code: 36.1)

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Weighing: 30% of A Level
  • Assessment format: Two-part question, depth essay and a breadth essay

Coursework Option: The Cold War, its development and its demise (1945-90) (Code: 04)

  • Type: Coursework
  • Weighing: 20% of A Level
  • Assessment format: Detailed essay of approximately 3-4,000 words
  • Please note that the cost of coursework marking is not included in the course price. Call us for more information.

Please note that if you choose to study this A-Level you will have to sit your exams in one of our recommended centres. This is due to the administrative arrangements for submitting coursework.

COURSE DURATION

You will have 2 years to complete the full A-Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

STUDY METHOD

This course enables you to study for an A-Level in History by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

COURSE OUTCOME

Once you have successfully completed the examinations you will receive the Edexcel accredited A-Level in History.

Course Curriculum

Unit 1
RUSSIA 1917-1991: FROM LENIN TO YELTSIN 6 months
Unit 2
MAO’S CHINA 1949-1976 6 months
Unit 3
PROTEST, AGITATION AND PARLIAMENTARY REFORM IN BRITAIN 1780-1928 6 months
Unit 4
THE COLD WAR, ITS DEVELOPMENT AND ITS DEMISE 1945-1990 6 months

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