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A Level History

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology

What will you be working towards?

Code 12
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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Component 1: Breadth Study  

(The Tudors: England 1485-1603) 

Written paper  

40% The study of significant historical developments over a period of around 100 years and associated interpretations  

Component 2: Depth Study  

(The American Dream: Reality and Illusion, 1945 – 1980)   

Written paper  

40% The study in depth of a major historical development and associated primary evidence.  

Component 3: Historical Investigation  

(Personal Study)  

Non-Examined Assessment  

20% Responding to a question of the candidate’s choice (from a broad list of topics and questions) based on a historical issue or development that has been subject to differing interpretations.  


3,000 – 4,500 word essay   

Written in own Time  

40 marks 

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in GCSE History is required if a student has studied the subject at GCSE.  If a student has not studied History at GCSE and is choosing History as a ‘new’ subject, grade 5 or above in a Humanities subject or grade 5 in English is required. 

Your next steps...

Many students go on to study History at University and for others it becomes lifelong learning.  History offers adaptable skills that can be used in many careers, especially in management and law.  The skills of judgement, organisation, analysis and communication, which History includes, are widely valued. 


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