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 AS 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 AS 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 AS 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 AS 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
Study AS 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 150 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 150 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 4 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.
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Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.
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We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience learning online works best when either a parent or guardian are involved. This is why NEC has developed our unique Progress Tracker to help you to support your child.
NEC’s Progress Tracker will allow you to easily track your child’s progress across their subjects and gain insight to how well they are doing through access to their assignment grades and tutor feedback.
Would you like to talk to our Student Recruitment Team about the best route for you? Visit our Contact Us page, fill in the form and a member of the team will get back to you!
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: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £37.13
Duration of agreement: 12 months
Total repayable: £495
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.
Study at your own pace.
There are no academic requirements for this course.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.
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