History at A level is an interesting and challenging subject which is well regarded academically by employers and universities. Former students have pursued a wide range of different courses and careers. History goes well with other Arts and Social Science subjects such as Politics, English, Geography and Sociology.
The A Level looks at three very different areas of History: The Russian State 1855- 1964, British History between the years 1906 and 1957, and the Tudor Monarchy.
History will equip students with highly transferable skills. Students will be able to understand and assess ideas and arguments, construct cogent and focused arguments and support their claims with well- selected evidence.
With a qualification in History, you can go on to work in a great variety of careers in law, business and administration, the civil service, the armed forces, journalism and the media, teaching and the custodial arts.
History particularly complements studies in English Language, English Literature, Sociology and Government and Politics.
Minimum B grade in History GCSE, if taken.
5A* - C grades at GCSE (grade 9-5 in English and Mathematics).
Although prior study of History is not required, students are expected to be able to demonstrate an interest in the subject.
AQA A Level History