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A-Level History

Course Code: BA355

Course Overview

This new A-Level History course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident studying for a qualification you can trust.

Indulge in your passion whilst getting those needed UCAS points to land your dream place at University!

  • Gain the skills to analyse and discuss past and future periods of history
  • Develop an extensive knowledge base covering history of the East and West, including the French Revolution and Chairman Mao of China
  • Learn how to become critical of current actions, knowing how similar actions have ended in the past

Studying A-levels with Open Study College lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared. You set the pace of your studies, fitting learning around your busy lifestyle with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with.

Simply receive your course materials by post and start studying to gain that all-important A-Level - your route to academic success!

Special discount - Enrol on 2 A-levels and get the third at a discount.

  • Enrol on 2 A-levels, get the third for £200
  • Offer applies to selected A-Levels only

Course Content

  • 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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    You will be assessed by three paper-based examinations and one piece of coursework. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

    Paper 1:
    30% of the total A-level mark
    Formed of two essays from a choice of two different questions and one compulsory essay
    Assessing knowledge across Unit 1
    1 hour and 30 minutes examination paper

    Paper 2:
    20% of the total A-level marks
    Formed of one compulsory question and one essay from a choice of two different questions
    Assessing knowledge across Unit 2
    1 hour and 30 minutes examination paper

    Paper 3:
    30% of the total A-level mark
    Formed of 2 essay questions and a two-part question based on two pieces of source information.
    Assessing knowledge across Unit 3
    2 hours and 15 minutes examination paper

    20% of the total A-level mark
    3,000 - 4,000 words
    Assessing knowledge across Unit 4

    Course Duration

    You will have 2 years to complete the full A-Level. This is a lot more time than you need, so that you can study at your own pace.

  • 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 out in the post or via email, you choose!. You will recieve full tutor support by 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 Outcomes

    This course prepares students for A-Level History for examination in 2017 and later years. Once you have successfully completed the examinations you will receive the EdExcel accredited A-Level in History.

course questions & answers

Is this the same 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 difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home and our expert tutor support is available 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.

Is there a time limit for completion of this course?

We provide you with a full 24 months to complete your home learning course, this is a lot more time than you need so that you can study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines – this course is truly flexible and aimed at being adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • * Not included with the online study option
Do I have to sit an exam?

Yes, you will need to take the standard A-Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. The examinations run on specific dates which can be obtained by visiting the EdExcel website. You will be required to book these examinations yourself and so we can provide a list of A-Level test centres around the country.

Are there any additional costs?

You may want to purchase additional recommended books and you will generally be required to pay a fee to take your examinations at the examining 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 examining centres.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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