A-Level History Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge

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A-Level History Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge
A-Level History Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge
A-Level History Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge


Ever wondered about the events that shaped the world as we know it today? Passionate about exploring the past to make a difference in the future? Our A-Level History course plunges you into a fascinating journey through time, allowing you to grasp the complex interplay of social, cultural, religious, and ethnic diversity in both British and international history. As you progress, you will gain a profound understanding of evolving perspectives and their connections over time.

This prestigious A-Level History course not only broadens your understanding of the world but also enriches your vocabulary with historical terms and concepts, fostering reflective thinking and critical analysis skills. Recognised as a symbol of notable accomplishment, A-Level History is esteemed by all universities and employers, paving numerous career paths. The A-Levels are, undeniably, the UK's educational gold standard.

Our course adheres to the latest AQA A-Level History syllabus, uniquely designed for online self-study at your own pace. Unlimited tutor support, a straightforward induction, and comprehensively structured assignments are at your disposal, guiding you in acquiring the requisite skills and knowledge for the examination. Plus, guaranteed access to one of our UK exam centres is a given, should you opt to sit your final A-Level exams here.

Benefits Include:

  • A contemporary course, aligned with the latest specifications, offering dynamic and engaging content.
  • Fast track option available for exams in 2022.
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue).
  • Unlimited tutor support to assist in creating a study plan and provide support throughout your journey.
  • Exam pass guarantee: If unsuccessful at first, we offer free support for your next attempt.

In essence, A-Level History illuminates the social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity prevalent in both British and non-British History.

Awarding body specifics:

Awarding Body: AQA
Our Course Code: X913
Qualification Code: 7042

Globally recognised and taught in 30 countries, AQA qualifications are highly esteemed by employers and universities. These qualifications cater to diverse abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs, and A-Levels, propelling students to the next phase of their lives.

⏱ Study Hours

Allocate between 250 and 300 hours for study, plus additional time for assignment completion.

👩‍🏫 Study Method

Our online learning platform delivers this course, offering a lively and engaging experience with diverse learning resources like videos, quizzes, and interactive activities. Printable learning materials are available if preferred.

📆 Course Duration

This course extends over a period of up to 24 months from enrolment. Access to learning materials is provided via our MyOxbridge portal upon receiving your login details.

📋 Assessment

Enrolments are now open for Summer 2022 examinations. You will undertake two standard A-Level written exams, and one piece of coursework:

  • Exam 1: 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A-Level, 80 marks.
  • Exam 2: 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A-Level, 80 marks.
  • Non-exam assessment (coursework): 3500–4500 words, 20% of A-Level, 40 marks.

The exams incorporate questions associated with provided primary sources and sources pertinent to the period under study. The coursework is a personal study based on a topic of your choosing, to be completed in your own time. Marking of coursework is conducted by a tutor and moderated by AQA. Our guarantee extends to providing an exam space in one of our UK exam centres. A reassessment offer stands if you do not pass the first time, with our support for your next exams free of charge.


Throughout the course, you are required to complete several assignments. Although these do not contribute towards your final grade, they provide opportunities for tutor feedback and marking, assisting in monitoring progress and predicting grades when needed.

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

The NEA is coursework of 3500–4500 words, constituting 20% of the A-Level and 40 marks. This coursework is done during your learning and sent to your exam centre for marking. Further details are provided post-enrolment.

👩‍🎓 Course Outcomes

On successful completion, you will receive an A-Level in History, issued by AQA, identical to that provided to students at any other school, college, or university. Oxbridge has chosen this syllabus (7042) as it is best suited to online learning and offers the highest likelihood of success.

ℹ️ Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3
Entry Requirements - A GCSE or equivalent in History is recommended for this course.
UCAS Points - 56

Course Content

Component 1: Breadth Study – Explore the 'Making of a Superpower: USA, 1865-1975' while examining historical interpretations of significant events over an extended period. This unit enables you to develop an understanding of causes, consequences, change, continuity, and differences over time, along with the connections between political, economic, social, and religious perspectives.

Component 2: Depth Study – Delve into 'The Wars of the Roses, 1450-1499' as you evaluate historical change from various perspectives and gain detailed insights into the roles of individuals, groups, ideas, and ideologies across different time periods.

Component 3: Historical Investigation – This component allows you to choose a specific issue, theme, or development to investigate in-depth. The focus of your study could relate to international, national, or local developments, or concentrate on a specific historical perspective of cultural, social, or technological changes. This unit aims to enhance your understanding of history as a discipline and hone your skills in presenting information and formulating ideas.


  • On-Demand Course

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are the there any additional costs?

    You will need to pay separately for your final examinations.

  • Are there any exam fees?

    Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.

  • Is there a required reading list?

    Yes, you can find out more by clicking here.

  • Where can I sit my exams?

    We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

  • Is this the same qualification as from a traditional School or College?

    Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

  • Tell me about my Tutor Support?
    You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
  • What do I do if I still have questions?
    Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!
  • What if I live outside the UK?

    That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

About Oxbridge


Home learning should be just as fun and rewarding as it is enlightening and educational. That’s why we design our courses through the eyes of the learner, to best suit your preferences and requirements. Studying with award-winning course materials and unlimited tutor support, you’ll graduate with a fully accredited qualification that will fulfil all your career and aspirational needs.

 We have a 97% A-level pass rate, with 33% of all Oxbridge students achieving A or above

 Based in the UK but teaching students all over the world, we push the boundaries of education to ensure our services are at the forefront of distance learning. We work with renowned Awarding Bodies to secure fully accredited qualifications and have some of the best designers producing award-winning learning materials.

From your first enquiry, we provide specialist advice to identify the most relevant course for you to reach your personal or professional goals. Once enrolled, you’ll have access to your course in any format you prefer, whether that’s online or paper-based. Our dedicated team is 100% committed to helping you because we care about making a difference. There’s a reason we have a 97% pass rate and 5* Gold Trust Feefo Award.

The Distance Learning Experience

We know you’re busy and have all kinds of commitments. That's why distance learning is designed to work on your terms, around your life, and courses are adapted to suit your personal learning style.

You can study at your own pace. Work in any location. Learn in any format on any device. Arrange a call with tutors whenever you need to chat. With no rigid timescales, no classrooms, and no fighting for your tutor’s attention, it’s personal 1-to-1 support.

Whether you’re a mum of two, working nightshifts or newly retired, Oxbridge can help you get the education and skills needed to transform your life. You’ll have unlimited tutor support from subject experts. They’re knowledgeable educators who are always ready to answer your questions and support you every step of the way.

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