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History A Level at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

Unlock secrets of the past and delve into the history of cultures and events from across the world with A Level History.

The course provides a real academic challenge and offers you the chance to develop your knowledge and understanding of today’s world by learning of events in time gone by as well as the present. A Level History fosters debate and encourages all learners to develop their thinking skills and knowledge about the past.

You’ll discover how previous events have shaped the world we know today and decide for yourself what would have happened if things had been different. You will investigate a variety of sources to evidence your work and develop essential expertise such as independent thinking and organisational skills.

Course content

AS – Stuart Britain and the crisis of the monarchy, 1603-1702. Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918-1945.

A Level – The State and the People: Continuity and Change. International Relations: 1945-2004. You will also complete coursework.

Your A Level studies develop your skills in contemporary understanding and resolution, spanning the Cold War and concluding with study of the ‘War on Terror’.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grade A* to C including English Language and History at Grade B.


AS – 100% exam.

A Level – 80% exam and 20% coursework.

Future opportunities

Higher Education – History, Archaeology, Classics, Geography, English, Journalism, Law or the History of Art.

Careers include: Historian, Teacher, Lawyer, Accountant, Archaeologist, Librarian and Journalist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tyne Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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    • Our partner and dedicated Sixth Form College, Queen Alexandra, is located close by at our North Shields Campus. Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College offers a wide range of A Level courses in a supportive environment.