Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two grade 5s and three 4s in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language.
Start Date: Sept 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

History will give you a better understanding of the past, why events happened as they did and give you a clearer view of today’s society and events. History is not just based on facts, but it’s the interpretation of these facts which can be just as important, and therefore, your personal thoughts and opinions will be explored.


What will I learn?

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.

These will include Britain 1951-2007, a depth study of the impact of World War II, subsequent post-war economic boom and affluence created by this. You will also study the impact of different governments: Eden, Wilson, Thatcher and Blair and the international role of Britain throughout the period

You will also study the USA 1865-1875, a breadth study on the countries transformation from division following the Civil War to a global superpower. This will include the differing political, economic and social developments across this period to assess this evolution.

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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