WJEC AS Level History Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
A Levels



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Torfaen Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
06 September 2021


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You'll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including grade B in English or History.

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’re self-motivated and hard-working

... You have a passion for history.

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.

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: [Depth Study] Nazi Germany (1918-1933) – Weimar Germany and The Rise of the Nazis.

For the A level 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: [Depth Study] Nazi Germany (1933 – 1845) – Democracy & Dictatorship.
  • UNIT 5: Course-work (NEA). An extended piece of research on the effectiveness of generals in WWI. Were the soldiers ‘lions led by donkeys’?

Upon completion of the course, you’ll achieve:

  • AS Level History
  • A Level History

What is expected of me?

To enrol on this course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include Grade B in English and History.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there’s an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.

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 and Museum work.

Additional information

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.

Where can I study WJEC AS Level History Level 3?

Torfaen Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 06 September 2021

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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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