Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – OCR

Course Description

History at S6C covers nearly 1000 years of history from the Crusades to 20th Century British Politics.

You will learn about Richard the Lionheart, one of the most famous medieval kings, and his 3rd Crusade to Jerusalem; Churchill, from his ‘wilderness years’ to his heroic leadership during World War Two; the many rebellions faced by Tudor Monarchs; and Thatcher’s reign of glory (or terror, depending on your perspective).

This course will not only introduce you to an impressive range of histories covering medieval, early modern and modern periods but also social, political and religious issues giving you the best possible preparation for further study in any humanities area. You will be taught how to form detailed and evidence-based arguments on a range of topics whilst developing your skills of independent analysis.

Alumni have included students achieving places at Oxford, Exeter, Cardiff and Bristol studying History, Literature, International Relations and Criminology.

Interesting fact about studying this at S6C

The expertise of teaching staff allows for the biggest range of history possible on a single A Level course.


Examination 80%
Coursework 20%

General Entry Requirements

5 GCSE qualifications with minimum grade 4

Subject Specific Requirements

Level 5 – English

What Our Students Think

“There is never a dull moment in class. I have never worked so hard but I love it!”
Gabriel, previously Avon Valley College