A Level




Course Overview

In addition to enhancing your knowledge of periods of British and European history, this course will broaden your awareness of aspects such as politics, religion, culture and the position of women and provide an understanding of how and why changes have occurred over time, and how all of this impacts on the world today.



Coursework (20%) Exam (80%)

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements, including grade 5 in GCSE English and grade 4 in Maths.

Exam board: Edexcel

Optional Conference visits and trips. £20 per year for textbooks.

Programme leader:

Robert Pyburn

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley


There are many career options for those with a passion for history including archaeologist, archivist, teacher/lecturer, film production assistant, researcher, architecture and conservation, heritage, media, law and many more. Students may consider direct entry into employment or further training.

Higher education

A key course for students planning to continue on to university to study history-related subjects, it also provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level.

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