Accessibility links

History A Level at East Riding College

Course description

This course supports historical study that promotes an understanding of change and development over time, plus an understanding of change over a short period studied in depth.

You can study this subject for one year and earn an AS-level or for two years and earn an A2-level.

Course content

Unit one: Change and Consolidation

Unit two: Historical Issues: At Periods of Change

You will learn about British and/or modern European history in depth.

  • History of more than one country or state or the history of more than one period
  • Aspects of the past in breadth and in depth
  • Significant individuals, societies, events, developments and issues within a broad historical context
  • Developments affecting different groups within the societies studied
  • A range of appropriate historical perspectives, for example: aesthetic; cultural; economic; ethnic; political; religious; scientific; social or technological 

    In addition, you will look at:
  • Substantial and coherent element of British history and/or the history of England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales

  • Change and development over a period of time sufficient to demonstrate understanding of the process of change, both long term and short term

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs grade A* to C including a minimum grade B in GCSE History and a grade C in GCSE English or English Literature, or equivalent qualifications

  • A satisfactory  interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course and an initial assessment


Assessment will be 100 per cent written examination.

Future opportunities

Successful students may wish to progress onto higher education or a degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Riding College directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2016

Key information