Course Type: Full Time

AS/A Level History

  • Course Code CG60015
  • Start Date 5th September 2019
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

On this course, you'll study the history of a range of different periods and nations and analyse the political, social and economic trends and developments of these periods. This will enable you to develop a broad historical understanding along with independent research and discussion skills. If you enjoy reading, storytelling and past events and different cultures, an A Level in history could be for you.

What will I study?

Topics will include:

  • The challenge and transformation of Britain c. 1851-1964
  • The birth of the USA 1760-1801


Your skills and knowledge will be assessed in a variety of different ways:

  • Written exams
  • Essays/coursework
  • Frequent Topic Tests
  • Mock Assessments
  • Practical Assessments

What can I study alongside this A Level?

You can choose two other A Level subjects. Many students choose government and politics, English literature, English language, sociology or psychology depending on what university degree or career they have in mind.

What are the career opportunities?

By the end of this course you will have learned to evaluate and analyse information, work independently, weigh-up evidence and communicate complex ideas effectively. All these skills are recognised and valued by employers and universities, giving you a wide choice of university degrees or career opportunities to explore. Typical careers following the study of history include work in the heritage and museum sector, archivist, teacher, journalism and political work.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

Average grade 6 GCSE profile (Higher entry criteria is required for anyone looking to study Maths and/or Sciences at A Level). However, if you do not meet this profile please still come to an Open Event to discuss all options with a member of the A Level Team.

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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