A Level History

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title GCE A Level History
Code HIST1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is an exciting and relevant course which maps the colossal changes in the world order from 1800 to 1990.

The emphasis is on skills development. You will learn how to analyse and evaluate original source documents, as well as how to construct good historical arguments using reliable information and source materials.

History appeals to anyone with a strong interest in current affairs, world politics, or just a desire to know how our present has its roots in the past. It is also popular with people who like to dig deep into the great stories which have shaped the world we live in today.


Subjects will include:

• The history of Germany from 1918 to 1989

• The history of fascism in Italy from 1911 to 1945

• The impact on British society of four major wars; The Napoleonic wars, the Crimean War, the Boer War and the First World War

• The origins of the First World War and the Nazi Holocaust

• The rebuilding of Europe after 1918, and the attempts to find peace

How will it be delivered?

80% Exam, 20% Coursework.

Entry requirements

In addition to the minimum A Level requirements - 4 GCSEs at Grade 5, plus English Language at Grade 4 - students must gain a minimum of a Grade 6 in either GCSE History, English Language or Literature. If you have not achieved a grade 4 in Mathematics, you will be required to continue studying this alongside your course.

Your next steps...

Many of our students progress onto a university degree, either to study History as a single subject or in combination with another discipline. 

Potential Careers

• Teacher

• Politician

• Journalist

• Lawyer

• Researcher

• Human Resources