The History A2 Level Course covers Aspects of International Relations, 1945- 2004 and Representation and Democracy in Britain, 1830-1931 - Chartism and Later Struggles.
The full A Level qualification consists of an AS and A2 Syllabus and would be split into four modules, reflecting the new four module examination structure of A levels. This course is the A2 Level only and can only be completed on successful completion of the AS Level syllabus. If you are looking to complete the full A Level then you would need to buy the full A Level course for £350.00.
Please Note: You can only register for this course if you have successfully completed the exact same AQA syllabus at AS Level. If you have completed a different syllabus then it is highly unlikely that it will be compatible with the syllabus you have studied.
Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self- assessment questions. There are fifteen Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as TMAs).
This home study course prepares candidates for the AQA History A2 level syllabus 2040, for examination in 2009 and later years. Students willthen study the AQA History AS level syllabus 1040 for exams in 2010 and later years.
This specification encourages candidates to:
Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for history and an understanding of its intrinsic value and significance.
Build upon their understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study.
Acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity through the study of aspects of British and non-British history
Gain skills which are relevant both to higher education and the workplace.
At A2, the specification offers a natural progression from AS. Unit 3 focuses on the relationship between the state and the people, and the forces which influenced this relationship. Unit 4 is an historical enquiry which tests understanding of change over 100 years.
Students are required to complete a Historical Report worth 20% of the final mark. The coursework is approximately 3500 words on an analysis of a historical issue. Full guidance is given within the course and by your distance learning tutor.
We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. These would ideally include English and Maths.
Britain 1851-1918: A Leap in the Dark? by Michael Willis. (ISBN-10: 0719574897 - ISBN-13: 978-0719574894)
Flagship History - Britain 1895-1951: With Women and Suffrage c1860-1930 and Ireland 1914-2007 by Derrick Murphy, Graham Goodlad and Richard Staton. (ISBN-10: 0007268726 - ISBN-13: 978-0007268726)
The Cold War in Europe and Asia by Steve Phillips. (ISBN-10: 0435327364 - ISBN-13: 978-0435327361)
Flagship History - Britain 1783-1918 by Derrick Murphy, Richard Staton, Patrick Walsh-Atkins andNeil Whiskerd. (ISBN-10: 0007150784 - ISBN-13: 978-0007150786)
Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they need to keep in regular contact. The essential relationship between student and tutor begins with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. All tutors are fully qualified teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. So when you enrol on a course you can be assured of the assistance of a professionally qualified subject specific tutor.
There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA’s) in every course. These help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations. All tutors have a local rate telephone number such as a 0845 number. This means that when you phone your tutor it will only cost you the price of a local call. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.
There are approximately 300 testing centres in the UK, so finding one close by should not be very difficult. In December/January we contact you to start arranging your examination dates.
Registered students can also access a list of exam centre's for their postcode area which have been used in the past 12 months by previous students.
We always try to give whatever help we can with examination information, but the entering of Candidates for examinations and any dealings with the examination centre’s are entirely the responsibility of the student.
Nearest Examination Dates:
A Level Examination Fees:
On average A Level examination fees are approximately £20.00 per exam, plus an administration fee which is at the discretion of the examination centre.
Studying from Abroad:
It is possible to study A2 Level Courses from anywhere in the world. However some home study courses are easier to study from abroad than others and some restrictions to the type of tuition available apply. If you wish to study an A2 Level then you will need to sit the examinations in the UK. Please remember that most A2 Levels have several examinations which may well be spread over several weeks.