A-Level History is fascinating and is well respected by employers and universities as a challenging academic subject. For those of you who go on to study history at higher education, A-Level History will give you not only the qualification, but also the analytical skills, critical methods and mind-set which you will need to do well.
The A-Level course at Kendal College looks both at the Tudors and the Cold War, covering the sufficient breadth and depth of history that the A-Level requires. Students will query the conspiracy theories of the Cold War, and compare them to potential conspiracies today, discerning the truth from fiction while considering how close a game of brinkmanship brought the human race to disaster. Students will also discover how Henry VII created the Tudor Dynasty by consolidating the power of the crown despite a relatively weak dynastic claim; why the oft-held view of Henry VIII as a womaniser is not necessarily the truth; and what Elizabeth I really wore and used as makeup.
History is taught by Daniel Millican, a solicitor with a postgraduate qualification from the University of Oxford with a particular interest in both Cold War and Tudor history.
5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above which must include Maths
GCSE English Language and History at Grade 6
After Your Course
Reading History can help students develop vital analytical skills which may lead to a career in education, law, or management to name but a few. The subject is valued in business as a tool for analysis; in the armed forces as a critical topic for strategists; in the police as a topic which teaches investigatory prowess; and amongst commodity traders for if you hope to predict the future you need to study the past!
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2022/23 academic year.
Level 3-6 Courses
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/22).
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.
The fees displayed are for the 1-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please contact us for the cost of the second year as it will be different.
16-18 year olds
There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/22, and are not studying at another institution.