History A Level

History A Level

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Course introduction

If you want to understand more about the world in which we live, then you will feel right at home studying History.

Far from being a 'dead' subject, it makes connections through time and encourages you to use the benefits of hindsight and perspective.

You will study three periods of world history: Russia from Lenin the Yeltsin (1917-91), Mao’s China (1949-76 and The British Experience of warfare (1790 – 1918).

You will complete a piece of in-depth coursework on historical debates surrounding the holocaust.

Why choose
History A Level?

At Brock we have extensive electronic resources for studying History. We also subscribe to history journals such as the Modern History Review and History Today, which provide exam tips.

Staff members are all history specialists. They also have experience as examiners, giving them excellent insights into what is required to achieve good grades. In fact, in recent years we have secured an incredible 100% pass rate.

Teaching & learning

This course is academically rigorous and challenging. However, our teachers are adept at dividing the course into manageable chunks to make your learning easier.

As well as making you aware of significant people and events, your teachers will help you refine the higher-level analytical skills you need to do well.

You will also improve as historians through skills lessons, group work and visual resources. In addition, there will be a firm focus on developing your exam technique.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above with a minimum average GCSE score of 4.0, including:

  • English Language grade 5
  • History grade 5, if studied before, or other relevant subject
  • Maths 


Course structure

  • Discover more about leading figures from your chosen historical era and understand what drove them to do what they did.
  • Create a chronology in your mind that helps you set important events in context and makes it easier to reference information in exams.
  • Improve your abilities in critical analysis, helping you evaluate conflicting sources of information to get closer to the truth.
  • Enhance your ability to provide detailed and well-argued written responses to various contentious questions.
  • Gain the opportunity to visit Berlin as part of your coursework module on the holocaust.

What can I do with this qualification?

A Level History is a popular subject that is highly respected by universities because it develops transferable skills that are desirable for a range of degrees.

For example, a background in History will particularly help you with social science and humanities courses at university. Furthermore, the analytical and written skills you will refine are desirable across the employment spectrum.

Ultimately, this subject’s depth, variety and challenging nature also means you will develop personal attributes that will benefit you throughout your life.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

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