History AS and A Level Course Overview

Cambridge International History offers students who have an interest in the past and have an appreciation of human endeavour:

  • A greater knowledge and understanding of historical periods or themes
  • A greater awareness of historical concepts such as cause and effect, similarity and difference, and change and continuity
  • An appreciation of the nature and diversity of historical sources available, and the methods used by historians
  • An exploration of a variety of approaches to different aspects of history and different interpretations of particular historical issues
  • The ability to think independently and make informed judgements on issues
  • An empathy with people living in different places and at different times
  • A firm foundation for further study of History

At AS level candidates will complete one document question on one option from a European, American or International context. In AS component 2, candidates will answer two essay questions from the selected option. At A level, candidates study their option and use it to answer a document question, an interpretation question and outline study. They also answer essay questions based on a study area, selected from European, Asian, African, American or International history.

Prior learning

Candidates who are beginning this course should have previously completed an IGCSE course in History or the equivalent.

Progression

Cambridge International A Level History provides a suitable foundation for the study of History or related courses in higher education. Equally it is suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in Arts, Humanities and Social Science related areas (such as Law), or as part of a course of general education.

Payment option

Students based in the UK have the option to pay annually, per term or monthly. International students based outside the UK can pay annually or per term:

Paying per term:

Starting from September, three payments of £450 for the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.

Monthly payments (UK only):

Starting in September you can pay 10 monthly payments of £135 via Direct Debit.

Subject:

History

Qualifications:

AS and A Level

Exam board:

Cambridge International Examinations

Duration:

1 year for AS Level with an additional year for A Level

Delivery method:

Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum

Start date:

September

Exam Details:

All exams will be supervised and sat at an examination hall local to you

Course fee:

£1,350 per year

Know more about your course fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.