A Level History
Exam code: 9HI0
Delivery method: Online
A level duration: 360 hours over 24 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel A-Level History
Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel
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 A Level will engage you and open up doors to further learning opportunities.
A level History overview
During your A-Level History 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.
A Level History Outline
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
A Level History Content
This A Level is 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
- 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
The Pearson Edexcel A-Level History qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework which is worth 20% of the final grade.
These exams are administered by Pearson Edexcel. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre. Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.
In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.
All e-books contain a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information.
Method of study
The content is all online and accessed via our Learning Management System (LMS).
The online e-book has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
With the tutor support option there are Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our A Level e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content 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.
How quickly can I complete the A Level?
You can complete your A Level as quickly or slowly within the two years as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 360 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for A Level History are available in May/June each year. This gives you two opportunities to sit the exams over the two years.