A Level History
Course code: NALV06
Delivery method: Online and Paper based
Course duration: 24 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel A-Level History
Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel
The first time the full A Level exams can be taken is June 2017, the AS exams can be taken from June 2016.
History is a fascinating subject, where you can explore the past and it’s impact on today. It builds critical thinking and investigation skills which will benefit you both in higher education and as a life skill.
This great course will engage you and open up doors to further learning opportunities.
History course overview
During this A-Level History course you will explore Russia, Mao’s China and then move to the UK to understand more about Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary Reform before working through the Cold War and it’s development and demise.
Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Pearson Edexcel) you will have achieved an internationally recognised Pearson Edexcel A-Level History.
- Developing an enthusiasm for History
- Use the concepts learned in a variety of contexts
- Develop a critical and enquiring approach to the study of History
- Acquire an understanding of historical study for example that history is concerned with the judgments based on available evidence and that these judgments are provisional
- Develop you use and understanding of historical terms concepts and skills
- Organise and communicate your historical knowledge and understanding in different ways
You must sit three examinations and submit a piece of coursework:
Paper 1: Breadth study with Interpretations – Russia 1917-1991 From Lenin to Yeltsin
Section A: One essay from a choice of two
Section B: One essay from a choice of two
Section C: One compulsory essay (source-based interpretations)
Exam length: 1 hour and 30 minutes, 30% of A-Level
Paper 2: Depth Study – Mao’s China 1949-1976
Section A: Question based on two pieces of source information provided (Compulsory)
Section B: One essay from a choice of two
Exam length: 1 hour and 30 minutes, 20% of A-Level
Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth – Protest Agitation and Parliamentary Reform in Britain 1780 to 1928
Section A: Two part question based on two pieces of source information provide. Compulsory
Section B: Depth essay – one essay from a choice of two
Section C: Breadth essay (Targeting long-term change over 100 years) one essay from a choice of two.
Exam length: 2 hours 15 minutes, 30% of A-Level
Coursework option: The Cold War its development and its demise (1945-90)
Coursework requirements. Produce a detailed essay of approximately 3 to 4 thousand words on the subject matter above, with suggested questions provided. Student can break this into sections of write it as one continuous extended essay.
20% of A-Level
This course in divided into four units:
Russia 1917-1991: From Lenin to Yeltsin
Mao’s China 1949-1976
Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary reform in Britain 1780-1928
The Cold War, It’s Development and it’d Demise 1945-1990
The Pearson Edexcel A-Level History qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework. These exams are administered by the Pearson Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.
In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.
Method of study
Online and Paper Based
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
You can also choose to have a paper version of the course sent to you.
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our A-Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.