A Level History


Study online AQA A Level History (with optional exams) at Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor. This is the same A Level studied in any school or college and is internationally recognised. With a 98% pass rate, and extra support – you can be confident you will complete this course to progress in your career or academic journey into higher education.


Study this AQA A Level History course entirely online to achieve this credible qualification or to gain access into University. A Level History is essential to enter most professions including Accounting, Journalism, Lawyer, Teaching and Business to name a few. Broaden your knowledge around British and American History by exploring the USA from 1865 to 1975 and The Second World war. You will learn about the War of Roses and conduct your own research project,  at an advanced level. A Level History is very well respected and  will show employers and educators that you have advanced skills and qualifications to build upon.

Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow giving you excellent value for money.

A Level History is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK. You can use this qualification towards University entry.

  • Accredited qualification awarded by AQA 
  • Progress in your academic journey to University with up to 56 UCAS points
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre
  • Full support around your course and guidance for your future plans

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – The Making of a Superpower Part 1: From Civil War to World War
  • Unit 2 – The Wars of the Roses Part 1: The Fall of the House of Lancaster
  • Unit 3 – The Making of a Superpower Part 2: Crises and the Rise to World Power
  • Unit 4 – The Wars of the Roses Part 2: The Fall of the House of York
    Preparation for Paper 1K

Syllabus (7042) Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

AQA is the worlds leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.AQA Upskill Online UK

UCAS upskill online uk

Our partners are a UCAS registered centre, meaning you can use this course to gain direct entry to all universities as you will also achieve up to 56 UCAS points.

Course Assessment

You will be required to sit two paper based written exams. Each paper makes up a percentage of your overall A Level qualification, and one piece of non-examined coursework (NEA) as set out below:

  • Written Exams
    • Paper 1: 2 hours 30 minutes – 40% of A-level – 80 marks
    • Paper 2: 2 hours 30 minutes – 40% of A-level – 80 marks
  • Non-Exam Assessment (NEA)
    • Coursework Assignment:  Task 1: 3,500-4,500 words – 20% of A-level – 40 marks

We can offer you a guaranteed exam space at one of our exam centres it the UK when you choose to study this A Level History course with us at Upskill Online UK. Alternatively, you may choose to organise and book your own exams.

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have just learned. They do not count towards your overall A Level History qualification. They are marked by your course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit.


Upskill Online UK have a national network 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 only. We can also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for A Level History are £552 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on enrolment form when asked, if you want to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

When you have completed this course, you will achieve an AQA A Level in History qualification and gain up to 56 UCAS points. Specification (7042).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. We do advise that you have achieved a GCSE in History or an equivalent qualification before enrolling on this course. This A Level History course is at difficulty level 3 – equivalent to a BTEC or a 60 credit qualification. This course is suitable for learners of all ages.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

300 hours

What Next?

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

  • Journalism
  • Banking
  • Accounting
  • Teaching or Lecturer
  • Law


The A Level History course is popular with home school pupils. You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

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