Why Study History A-Level?

Do you have an inquiring, critical or analytical mind? If you've answered yes then History could be a great A-Level for you to study!

History involves investigating past politics, societies, cultures, languages, health, art, education, money, conflicts and more. It looks at how things have developed over time and allows you to understand how we got where we are today.

As part of this two-year A-Level course you will learn about:

  • The history of Germany - from the Unification in 1871 to its evolution from empire to democracy by 1929.  Then from 1929 to 1991, the Third Reich, the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and Re-unification
  • British medieval history - namely Henry VI and the origin of the Wars of the Roses, from 1450 to 1471
  • The Wars of the Roses from 1450 to 1499 the reign of Richard III (whose skeleton was discovered in a Leicester car park in 2013), the seizure and the consolidation of power by the first Tudor (Henry VII)
  • Personal Study on a topic of your choice – a historical investigation.

What career could I do if I studied History?

Studying History enhances your critical thinking skills, including analysis, research, problem-solving and essay writing - ideal for jobs in law, politics, business, economics, teaching and Archaeology and curation.

Jobs can include:

  • Museum Director: Average UK salary £179,079 to £205,000
  • University Lecturer: Average salary £33,000-£107,000
  • Archaeologist Average salary £20,000-£31,000

What other subjects should I study with History?

History combines very well with other Humanities or Social Science subjects and is an ideal contrasting subject for Scientists and Mathematicians.

Why should I study at Seevic?


We have years of experience in delivering A-Levels, 46 in fact, and all of our History teachers are degree qualified subject specialists with many years of experience teaching A-Level History. One of whom has been an examiner for eight years.

In 2016/17 our students achieved 86% A*-C grades in 2016/17 - above the national average.

You will also benefit from being able to go on a four-day trip to Berlin, where you can get a hands-on opportunity to add to your understanding of the German history covered in class. As well as a trip to the Tower of London to add your understanding of the Wars of the Roses history covered in class.   

Find out more and apply online

Discover more about our History A-Level and our wide range of A-Level courses. You can also apply online.

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