A-Level History


We are not makers of history. We are made by history.  

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Studying history informs the present and gives you the skills you need to prepare for the future. Apart from being very interesting, history is useful for a host of different careers, and life too! In fact, history is very practical and teaches you vital skills that employers want. At A-Level you will unwrap more complex layers of history, delve deeper into historical evidence and debate issues that inform your understanding of the present. 

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Paper 1: Breadth Study

Paper 2: Depth Study

Paper 3: Historical Investigation (Personal Study)


There are a range of degrees that History A-Level can lead on to including Law, Politics, Public sector, Business and many more. Studying history can also open up a world of career opportunities, including:

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