• 100%

    pass rate in A-Level History

    Summer 2019

  • 99.1%

    overall A-Level pass rate.

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

  • 100%

    pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 3 Full-Time Bede Campus A-Levels

What’s it all about?

This course is for people wanting to gain an understanding of the past and the changes and developments over time. It offers a unique insight into human nature and human civilisation, helping you to develop your analytical and evaluative skills.

You will study Russian, British and American History. It enables you to ascertain valuable skills which are sought after by universities and employers alike. If you enjoy a challenge and love to learn about the past, this course is for you!

You will need five GCSEs at grades 5-9, including a grade 6 in English Language

Study level Cost Additional fees
16-18 FREE You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

This course analyses key periods in history including:

Year 12:
Autocracy, Reform and Revolution 1855-1917
Origins of the English Civil War 1625-1642

Year 13:
Historical Investigation- Reducing racial discrimination in America from 1865-1981
The Soviet Union 1917-1964
Radicalism, Republic and Restoration

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

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What’s next?

Studying History at A-Level opens a route to higher education at university which in turn could lead to a career in areas such as teaching, social work, journalism, police and research.

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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

Independence

College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

99.1% overall pass rate for A-Levels

(*Summer 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College for A-Levels?

We have a 100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects.

(*Summer 2019)

We offer the widest range of A-Level subjects in the region.

Our teaching staff are A-Level experts and specialise in teaching 16-19 year olds.

Our High Achievers programme supports gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by developing their skills and talents.

We have excellent pastoral and academic support from our dedicated sixth form staff.

We have an extensive enrichment programme and links with universities.