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History A Level

If you have an interest in the past and want to understand about our culture and heritage then this course will appeal to you. By being better informed about the past, it does enable us to better understand the present. Moreover, many of the international issues of today have their origins deep in the past.
You will be studying religion and state in early modern Europe, which includes Tudors 1509-1603 and The Dutch Revolt 1563-1609; and The Witch Craze 1580-1750.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
A Levels
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
33 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need to have a minimum of 5 GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above in academic subjects, including maths and you will need to have achieved a grade 6 in English Language.

Delivery and Assessment

You will be assessed by exams at the end of your course. Throughout the course you will be assessed by presentations, regular written assessments and knowledge tests.


After this course you can progress to university to complete a history degree. This is well regarded and helps in career paths including journalism, business, the civil service and education due to the skills gained in research, communication and statistics.

Career Opportunities

  • Heritage manager Historic buildings inspector conservation officer Museum education officer Museum or gallery curator Museum or gallery exhibitions officer Secondary school teacher Academic librarian Archaeologist Archivist Broadcast journalist Civil Service administrator Editorial assistant Information officer PPC specialist Politician's assistant Solicitor Historian