Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two 5/Bs and three 4/Cs in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4/C in Maths and English Language.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

History will give you a better understanding of the past and why events happened as they did. This will give you a clearer view of today’s society and events, making History a compelling subject to study.


What will I learn?

History combines the excitement of exploration and discovery with the sense of reward born of making sense of complex evidence and problems. Consequently, History is one of the most highly regarded and established subjects. History is not just based on facts – interpretation of these facts can be just as important and therefore your personal thoughts and opinions are needed. As well as developing vital analytical skills through investigation, interpretation and evaluation of evidence, you will develop expertise in historical skills and acquire knowledge and understanding of historical events and issues.

You will study a number of different historical periods, all chosen to expand and aid your historical understanding including, Britain 1930-1997, The American Revolution 1740-1790, and Civil Rights in the USA (1865-1992).

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations at the end of the two-year course.

You will also be expected to carry out independent study and other personal development activities alongside your programme, such as additional workshops, an Extended Project Qualification, leisure extracurricular activities, volunteering or work experience, or part-time employment.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology, and will have access to up-to-date resources.


Progression and Careers

Former students have gone on to study at some of the UK’s top universities, including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Warwick, the University of Leeds, the University of Manchester, the University of Leicester, Royal Holloway University of London and Keele University, reading a wide range of degree programmes such as Archaeology, English and History, Primary Education with QTS, Ancient History, Religion,Culture and Society, and Law.

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