How did society allow the rise of the 3rd Reich? How did the slave trade finally get abolished? Studying history and the past is important to help understand current times and enable society to improve the future.
Our A level History online course will help you to become a more inquiring, critical and analytical thinker. It is impossible for historians to experience the past, so they excel at evaluating evidence and asking questions that aim to reveal the truth.
As you progress through this course, you’ll learn to understand the achievements and actions of others, to develop reasoned arguments and draw logical conclusions. Studying A level History online provides exceptional preparation for many careers where critical thinking and evidence plays a crucial role in decision making.
If you enjoy learning about historical events and personalities, relish looking at both sides of an argument and have an interest in researching information for yourself, our History A level online course is the perfect choice!
Whilst history is focused on our past, it’s a subject that encourages skills which help to future-proof diverse career plans. History students are highly employable and pursue ambitions across many sectors – from politics and medicine to town planning, law and business.
Our History A level course is ideal if you:
Section 1: The growth of parliamentary democracy c1785–c1870
Section 2: Industrialisation, protest and trade unionism c1785–c1870
Section 3: Poverty and pauperism; the abolition of the slave trade
Section 4: The unification of Germany 1: c1840–51
Section 5: The unification of Germany 2: c1852–71
Section 6: Coursework (NEA)
Section 7: Prosperity and social change, Germany 1871–1990
Section 8: Germany united 1871–1935
Section 9: Germany divided and reunited 1945–1990
Section 10: Revision
Study A level History with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Susie who is just one of our first-class history tutors:
“I am passionate about teaching and learning about teaching. I have taught history for over 20 years in sixth form colleges and colleges of further education My approach is guided by the need to be flexible and to tailor what students learn and how they learn it to suit the needs of each person I work with. I have an MA in International History from the London School of Economics, a BA Hons in History and a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education). I am an examiner for GCSE and A level with Edexcel.”
*The specification suggests that 300 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 300 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 5 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
Set textbooks – included as a free ebook with your course:
Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
Your course fee does not cover:
Non-exam assessment (NEA):
*You will need to complete at least four NEC assignments before the tutor can start looking at your NEA work. The deadlines for completion of these and other elements of the NEA will be available on learn@nec.
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience, learning online works best when the parents are involved, so when you enrol your child with NEC, you’ll have a unique set of services to help you to support your child.
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £750
Amount of credit: £675
Monthly payment: £112.50
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £750
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
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