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).

This 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, 1918-1945, USA, 1890-1990.

Applying for AS Levels or A Levels? Click ‘Apply Now’ on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying. Complete the online application form, where you will be asked to specify your other two choices. Then book an Interview appointment to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices.

  • 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.

  • 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

    No additional course costs.

Study Mode



Neath College

Course Length

2 years