Call us on:
03300 563100
Basket 0

A-Level History

Course Code: BA355

Course Overview

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.

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

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
Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    To achieve the full History A-Level you 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 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.

    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.

course questions & answers

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
  • 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
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. The first available examination date for this syllabus is in June 2017. 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 textbooks to supplement your course, but this is entirely optional. 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 do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

Similar Courses

Reviews For This Course

  • Course Rating

    "Neatly filled the gap"

    - John Marchant, Banbury

    Neatly filled the gap I was experiencing following retirement.

View More Reviews
  • Standard Fee: £529
    ?By paying now you can save money compared to the standard fee

Now: £429.00

  • Save £100

Discounts on selected courses end 3rd May

Free UK Delivery

Speak to an adviser