History A Level

A level History student sat on stone steps

If you are passionate about studying History from around the world then this course is perfect for home education studies.

This History course will prepare you thoroughly for the examinations and coursework with activities and self assessment tests. Each lesson reflects an individual section of the syllabus and details how it fits into the broader subject of History.

As you progress through tutor-marked assignments your Tutor will give you invaluable feedback and insights into various areas of History.

AS Level  (7041)

Module One (1G): Challenge and Transformation: Victorian and Edwardian Britain, c1851–1914

Module Two (2Q):  The American Dream: Reality and Illusion:Prosperity, Inequality and Superpower Status, 1945–1963

Part 2: Additional Topics for A level (7042)

Module Three (1G): Challenge and Transformation: The World Wars and their Legacies: Britain, 1914–1964

Module Four (2Q):The American Dream: Reality and Illusion: Challenges to the American Dream, 1963–1980

Module Five (Coursework): Black American Inequality in the United States, c1780-1900

This AS specification is examined for the first time in June 2016 and the ‘A’ level specification is examined for the first time in June 2017. No end date has yet been set.

You are no longer able to carry over your AS exams and count them towards a full A level. An AS level is a stand alone qualification.  All the exams for the A level must be taken in the same Summer sitting.

There are two 90 minute exams for the AS level. There is no coursework for the AS.

There are two 2 hour 30 minute exams for the full A level and one unit of assessed coursework (Historical Investigation).

History A Level and Home Education FAQs

The History Course has been specifically written to prepare candidates for the AQA examination boards History A level Qualification. The syllabus numbers are

  • AS level – 7041
  • A level –7042


When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

Normally speaking we would expect students to have a minimum of 4 good GCSEs in order to start the History A level course.  This must ideally include a grade C or above in English GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent. It is not necessary for a student to have a GCSE/IGCSE in History to study the A level.

If you feel you have other qualifications  or experience which would enable you to start the course, please call one of our student advisers on 0800 0111 024 and we can discuss your suitability for the course.

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