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A Level in History

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    Full Time

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    Two Years

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    Boston

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    September 2023

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As a student studying an A level in History, you will never experience the events that you study; you have to build up a picture from the available evidence.

You have to be prepared to argue your case well and to use evidence to draw conclusions and make judgements. These skills are highly desirable in many different careers.

History students are not just limited to history related jobs; many careers require skills from studying History, such as law, business, finance, tourism, politics, journalism and research.

What will I do?

In your first year of an A level in History, you will study AS. This can be a standalone qualification. In your second year, you will study A2 and together with your AS qualification they will gain your A level qualification.

A level History is divided into two time periods where you will study one topic from each time period per year:

Challenge and Transformation in Britain.
Victorian and Edwardian Britain, c1851-1914.
The World Wars and their legacies: Britain, c1914-1964.

The Cold War.
To the brink of Nuclear War: International relations, c1945-1963.
From Détente to the end of the Cold War, c1963-1991.

The entry qualifications for the A level in History are five GCSEs at grade 5 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) including English at grade 6 or above (Old GCSE grade B or above).

The A level in History will take you two years to complete. You will attend college for a minimum of four days a week.

You will be expected to complete four hours a week of independent study.

The A level in History is free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.

For those aged 19+, this course will cost: £1987
Year 1, AS Level - £724.
Year 2, A Level - £1263.

If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to fees@boston.ac.uk.

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the first day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £27,295 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or enquiry@boston.ac.uk for details on fees.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assessed by external exams, as well as continuous internal assessments.

Studying History helps you develop transferable skills which employers find very desirable including collecting, analysing and interpreting data, and constructing arguments and advancing them through discussion.

Careers include teaching, the civil service, law, accountancy, librarianship, museum work, arts administration, personnel, marketing, and the media.

There are no specific costs but students may be asked to contribute towards educational visits and other activities.

How to Apply.

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Creating an account is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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