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A-Level History Fast Track Course – Edexcel

This online A-Level History fast track course covers the brand new spec introduced in September 2015.

Understanding the past is key to decoding the present.

This makes our A-Level History course interesting and engaging, providing detailed insights into modern British history as well as developing key analytical and research skills.

The completion of this course equates to the fulfilment of a full A-Level. 

This specification is designed to:

  • Promote understanding of the past and the value of a historical study
  • Allow greater freedom at AS by providing a substantial British element at A2
  • Provide breadth and depth of study in a coherent programme
  • Develop skills for further education and work

Qualification: A-Level History 
Support: 2-years support included - Fast track your learning
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
Edexcel Specification: Code 9HIo
Exams: Fully Flexible
Price: Interest-Free Finance
Type of Study: Study online or receive a paper copy 

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 4 units of study in total as listed below.

UNIT 1: RUSSIA 1917-1991: FROM LENIN TO YELTSIN
UNIT 2: MAO’S CHINA 1949-1976
UNIT 3: PROTEST, AGITATION AND PARLIAMENTARY REFORM IN BRITAIN 1780-1928
UNIT 4: THE COLD WAR, ITS DEVELOPMENT AND ITS DEMISE 1945-1990

View Official Edexcel specification here

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

We recommend the following textbooks to help you with your studies, however, they are not compulsory for completion of the course.

Edexcel AS/A-Level History, Paper 1&2: Communist states in the 20th century Student Book + ActiveBook
Edexcel A-Level History, Paper 3: Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform c1780-1928 Student Book + ActiveBook

Course Duration

This course comes with 24 months support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 360 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 700 Hours

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

Assessment

To achieve the full History A-Level you must take the exams. These will be assessed across the four units. All units will be assessed by three paper-based examinations and coursework. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1: Breadth study with Interpretations-Russia 1917-1991: From Lenin to Yeltsin (Code: 1E)
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Assessment format: 3 Essay questions

Paper 2: Depth study – Mao’s China 1949-1976 (Code: 2E.1)
Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Assessment format: 3 Essay questions

Paper 3: Themes in breadth, with aspects in depth – Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain 1780-1928 (Code: 36.1)
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Assessment format: Two-part question, depth essay and a breadth essay

Coursework Option: The Cold War, its development and its demise (1945-90) (Code: 04)
Type: Coursework
Assessment format: Detailed essay of approximately 3-4,000 words

Please note that if you choose to study this A-Level you will have to sit your exams in one of our recommended centres. This is due to the administrative arrangements for submitting coursework.

Examination Fees

As a private candidate, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College.

Please note that if you choose to study this A-Level you will have to sit your exams in one of our recommended centres. This is due to the administrative arrangements for submitting coursework.

This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of the area. (It’s worth it)
You can view a list of official Edexcel approved examination centres here 

The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (8 months minimum recommended)

Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 days cooling-off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest-free payment plan. *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditions. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments. All payments to be set up via direct debit. We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not. Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

*Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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