A Level Ancient History


Study this OCR A Level Ancient History course entirely online to achieve this credible and fascinating qualification. A Level Ancient History is desirable in professions such as Archivist, Heritage Consultant or Journalism to name a few. Fast track to complete within one year and gain UCAS points for University entry.


Study this OCR A Level Ancient History online course to achieve this credible and fascinating qualification or to gain access into University. A Level Ancient History is desirable in professions such as Archivist, Heritage Consultant or Journalism to name a few.

When you study A Level Ancient History, you will explore the era before The Middle Ages circa 476 CE. Secondly, you will delve into past civilisations such as Greek and Roman History and learn to understand how they may have affected geopolitical, societal issues and global challenges back then, and the affect it has on us today.

You will also learn about iconic ancient figures such as Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and Alexandra The Great and their victories and demises. By gaining confidence and understanding in the analytical methods used to evaluate evidence at an advanced level, this subject, method and approach together with our A Level History online course, is the perfect pairing as it explores more recent ages and bridges the two historical stages together.

A Level Ancient History is very well respected, as it shows employers and educators that you have advanced, transferrable skills and qualifications to build upon. Internationally recognised, A Level Ancient History is also used towards University entry.

  • Accredited OFQUAL qualification awarded by OCR 
  • Progress in your academic journey to University with up to 56 UCAS points
  • You can fast track this course to complete in one year
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Relations between Greek states and between Greek and non-Greek states (492 BC- 404 BC)
  • Unit 2 – The Politics & Society of Sparta 478 BC – 404 BC
  • Unit 3 – The Julio-Claudian Emperors 31BC – AD68
  • Unit 4 – The Breakdown of the Late Republic – 88BC – 31BC
  • Unit 5 – Preparing for the Exams

Upskill Online UK uses the OCR H407 syllabus as it is best for online learning.  Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA) is the UK’s leading awarding organisation specialising in academic qualifications such as GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses. OCR is committed to upskill adult learners online and school aged children by providing over 40 subjects in the UK.

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Upskill Online UK’s partners are a UCAS registered centre, meaning you can use this course to gain direct entry to all universities as you will achieve up to 56 UCAS points.

Course Assessment

You’ll be required to sit two paper based written exams for OCR A Level Ancient History. Each paper makes up a percentage of your overall A Level qualification, the as set out below:

  • Written Exams
    • Paper 1: 2 hours 30 minutes – 50% of A-level – 98 marks
    • Paper 2: 2 hours 30 minutes – 50% of A-level – 98 marks

During this course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding. The grades do not count towards the overall A Level Ancient History qualification, however it does help to increase your knowledge and confidence in the subject. Assignments are marked by the course tutor and feedback is returned to you with each completed unit.


Upskill Online UK have a national network partnerships of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners. We also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for A Level Ancient History are £552 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on the enrolment form when asked to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

Once you successfully complete this course, you will achieve an AQA A Level in Ancient History qualification and gain up to 56 UCAS points. Specification H407.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however we advise that you have a GCSE in History or an equivalent qualification before you enrol on this course. This A Level Ancient History course is at difficulty  m which is equivalent to a BTEC or a 60 credit qualification. This course is suitable for learners of all ages in general.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

300 hours

What Next?

After you have completed this A Level Ancient History course, you could progress onto a higher education or level 4 course, apply to University or apply for jobs in a variety of settings or sectors including:

  • Journalism
  • Archivist
  • Heritage Consultant
  • Teaching or Lecturer
  • Museum Curator
  • Librarian


This A Level Ancient History course is popular with home school pupils. Firstly, you will get qualified Tutor support, in addition to an Upskill Online UK personal mentor and an accountability coach, explicitly to keep you motivated and on track to successfully complete your course. Secondly you will get guidance and support to help you plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your tailored roadmap to success. In essence, you get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

To speak with us about this course, simply complete the enquiry form and we will contact you shortly. Alternatively you can call us on: 02475 314022.



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