WJEC AS Level History Level 3
Torfaen Learning Zone
04 September 2023
You'll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including a minimum of C grades in English Language and Mathematics/Numeracy.
In a nutshell
This course covers a broad yet insightful look at the history of the world.
This course is for you if...
...you enjoy researching and discovering facts
...you're curious about historical events and their impact on our modern world
...you have a passion for history
...you are interested in following the Humanities Pathway, the Law Pathway or the English and Writing Pathway.
What will I be doing?
The course is divided into 5 units: two at AS Level and three at A2 Level. The AS qualification is gained at the end of the first year of study, followed by the full A Level qualification gained at the end of the two-year course.
In AS and A Level History, there are facts and concepts to understand about how the society in which we live has evolved. But in studying the subject, you’ll also develop essential skills such as research analysis, evaluation and communication.
Upon completion of the course, you’ll achieve:
- AS Level History
- A Level History
For the AS Level qualification in year 1, you’ll be required to pass two units:
- UNIT 1: Government, Revolution & Society (1603 – 1715). This involves a study of Stuart Britain and includes the reigns of James I and Charles I; the Civil War; Regicide; Britain as a Republic; The Restoration; reigns of Charles II and James II and the Glorious Revolution.
- UNIT 2: Nazi Germany (1918-1933) – Weimar Germany and The Rise of the Nazis.
For the A Level qualification in year 2, you’ll be required to pass two units in addition to the AS qualification:
- UNIT 3: The American Century (1890-1990). The Struggle for Civil Rights and America as a Superpower.
- UNIT 4: Nazi Germany (1933 – 1845) – Democracy & Dictatorship.
- UNIT 5: Course-work. An extended piece of research on the effectiveness of generals in WWI. Were the soldiers ‘lions led by donkeys’?
What is expected of me?
To enrol on this course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, and a minimum of a C grade in English and Mathematics/Numeracy.
What comes next?
History is a well-recognised traditional academic subject which enables you to proceed to higher education or employment. Opportunities are available for history graduates in a range of professions including Law, Education, Business, Journalism, Media and Museum work.
You’ll need to make financial contributions to the travel cost of educational visits. Typical visits would include local castles and heritage sites, as well as the opportunity to take part in a foreign excursion related to the A level History course.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team