1Course Overview

A Level History

Course code: OSC1288

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Buy 2 standard A Levels, get 3rd for £299!
  • Official Edexcel History A Level
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam fees and coursework marking costs not included - to include these see our A Level History inc Exams

Study A Level History from home – your route to academic success!

This new A Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content.

On this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with

Studying A Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country.
You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level.

Find out how A Level student, Christian, has found studying his A Level with us

 

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2Course Content

Course Content

Edexcel Qualification Code: 9HI0

Unit 1: Russia 1917-1991: From Lenin to Yeltsin
Unit 2: Mao’s China 1949-1976
Unit 3: Protest, Agitation and Parliamentary Reform in Britain 1780-1928
Unit 4: The Cold War, its Development and its Demise 1945-1990
3Other Information
Exams and Assessment

To achieve the full History A Level you must take the exams. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

The exams will be assessed across the four units. All units will be assessed by three paper-based examinations and coursework. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1: Breadth study with Interpretations-Russia 1917-1991: From Lenin to Yeltsin (Code: 1E)

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Weighing: 30% of A Level
  • Assessment format: 3 Essay questions

Paper 2: Depth study - Mao's China 1949-1976 (Code: 2E.1)

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Weighing: 20% of A Level
  • Assessment format: 3 Essay questions

Paper 3: Themes in breadth, with aspects in depth - Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain 1780-1928 (Code: 36.1)

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Weighing: 30% of A Level
  • Assessment format: Two-part question, depth essay and a breadth essay

Coursework Option: The Cold War, its development and its demise (1945-90) (Code: 04)

  • Type: Coursework
  • Weighing: 20% of A Level
  • Assessment format: Detailed essay of approximately 3-4,000 words
  • Please note that the cost of coursework marking is not included in the course price. Call us for more information.

Please note that if you choose to study this A Level you will have to sit your exams in one of our recommended centres. This is due to the administrative arrangements for submitting coursework.

Alternatively to include your exams and booking, see our A Level History inc Exams

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in History by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Once you have successfully completed the examinations you will receive the Edexcel accredited A Level in History.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

Is this the same qualification as an A Level from a school or college?

Yes! You study the same coursework, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You will preferably have a reasonable grade GCSE or O Level in History as the concepts in the A Level History course follow on and use some of the knowledge you will have gained, this is not essential and don't be discouraged if you don't have this qualification already.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback (excluding official coursework)
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE TOTUM student discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*

* Not included with the online study option

Is there a required reading list?

We recommend the following text books to help you with your studies, however, they are not essential for completion of the course:

  • Edexcel AS/A Level History, Paper 1&2: Communist states in the 20th century Student Book + ActiveBook
  • Edexcel A Level History, Paper 3: Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform c1780-1928 Student Book + ActiveBook

Textbooks can be purchased from most good bookshops.

Do I have to sit an exam?

You will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

The examinations run on specific dates which can be obtained by visiting the Pearson website

Please note that if you choose to study this A Level you will have to sit your exams in one of our recommended centres. This is due to the administrative arrangements for submitting coursework.
Alternatively to include your exams and booking, see our A Level History inc Exams, where we will book your exams for you!

Are there any additional costs?

You may want to purchase textbooks to supplement your course, but this is entirely optional.

Please note that the cost of coursework marking is not included in the course price. Call us for more information.

You will also be required to pay for your exams and a fee to take your exams at the examination centre that you choose.

What if I live outside the UK?

You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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