AS Level / A Level History (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The AS Level / A Level History is a Full-time Further Education course designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of many different historical events and periods of history. This is located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA).

History isn’t a subject that’s stuck in the past. Far from it! Historical events are what have shaped our society into what it is today. The course has been designed to help you understand the value and significance of world events in the past. In the process, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity. You will cover The History of Wales and England, 1780-1880, Germany, 19-18-1945, USA, 1890-1990.

Applying for A Levels? Click Apply Now on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying, complete the online application form and then book an Information Evening to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices. You can then choose your subjects on the night!

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language. GCSE History not essential, but GCSE Grade C if taken.

  • Career Prospects

    Teaching, Law, Civil Service, Local Government, Human Resources, Accountancy, Librarianship, Archive Administration and many others.

  • Course Modules

    Unit 1: Period Study (AS). Politics, Protest and Reform in Wales and England c.1780-1880.
    Unit 2: History in Depth (AS) Part 1: Weimar and its Challenges c.1918-1933.
    Unit 3: Breadth Study (A2) The American Century c.1890-1990.
    Unit 4: History in Depth (A2) Part 2: Nazi Germany c.1933-45.
    Unit 5: Non Examination Assessment: Historical Interpretations. Coursework – the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Assessment

    There are two written examinations at AS Level, one per Unit studied, and two further examinations at A2. Additionally, in the A2 year there will be coursework.

  • Additional Costs

    There will be additional course-related costs.

Study Mode



Neath College

Course Length

2 years