A-Level History Online

Course Description

Whilst historical events may be fixed in the past, the study of History requires you to question how historical narratives have been constructed. Alongside deepening your existing interest in the study of the past, History A Level will teach you to think in a very particular way. Through working with evidence and examining differing opinions about the past, as well as analyzing the trajectory of events, whilst also assessing the human aspect of these moments, you will develop a range of skills as you seek to explain not just how events happen, but why.

This Course at a Glance

  • Official A-level subject awarded by Edexcel 
  • Level 3 qualification 
  • Open to International and Home student 
  • 56 UCAS tariff points
  • Achieve a qualification recognized by universities worldwide


Examination based. Assessment will take place either at a British Council office or an approved Edexcel Centre in your home country. The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in History consists of three externally- examined papers and coursework.

Paper 1: Breadth study with interpretationsThe examination lasts 2 hours 15 minutes30% of the total qualification
Paper 2: Depth studyThe examination lasts 1 hour 30 minutes20% of the total qualification
Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depthThe examination lasts 2 hours 15 minutes30% of the total qualification
CoursewordStudents carry out an independently-researched enquiry requiring them to analyze and evaluate historical interpretations and to organize and communicate the findings20% of the total qualification

Course Duration 

A-level History is a two-year program. During the two years of studies, students will have access to live online classes as well as they will have academic mentor support and, one to one subject support.

Course Outcome 

Upon completion of the A-level in History, students will achieve an Edexcel qualification ( providing that all exams have been completed and passed). The final certificate will allow students to apply to their chosen university degrees in history or in related subjects such as politics, English literature, law, philosophy, economics or geography.

Entry requirements

  • Hold GCSE History or equivalent. 
  • Students whose English is not their first language, are required to either sit an internal English assessment or provide an English certificate at a min level B2 in all components.  


What is included in the cost of the course?

  • Access to learning materials
  • Live online classes
  • One to one subject support
  • Weekly academic mentoring support 
  • Examination fee
  • University application support and guidance

How many hours a week are students expected to study?

Students are required to undertake 10  hours of self-study per subject. In addition, students will also be required to attend 2 hours of live lessons per subjects.

How does Oxford Online School work?

Oxford Online School is a fully recognized online school for the delivery of GCSE/IGCSE, A level, and International A-Level courses and examinations. It is also a co-educational school offering a blended full-time syllabus to students from all over the world including home students.

What subjects are currently available at Oxford Online School?

Currently, we are offering: Economics; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Mathematics and Further Mathematics and Spanish A-level, Psychology, History, Business, Turkish Language, Russian Language, Geography, EPQ.

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