A Level History

Key Information

Examination Board Cambridge International Examinations
Syllabus Code 9389
Entry Requirements IGCSE Grade B in History


“Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain forever a child”.

Cicero (46 BC)

A-Level History is a well respected and recognised  subject.  Employers and Universities value the skills that students who study History gain. Interpretations, deductions, research and analysis are some of the in demand skills you can gain from studying A-Level History. Many people from Prime Ministers to doctors, from lawyers to journalists have studied A-Level History.

Course Content

Year 12 Course Content: ‘International Relations, 1871–1945’

  • International relations, 1871–1918
  • International relations, 1919–1933
  • International relations, 1933–1939
  • The Search for International Peace and Security, 1919–1945 (source paper)

Year 13 Course Content

  • Rise of Lenin
  • Stalinist Russia
  • Mussolini’s Italy
  • Nazi Germany

“Holocaust” Document Study


Year 12:

1 hour Source Paper – The Search for International Peace and Security, 1919–1945

90 Core Content

Year 13:

1 hour Holocaust Document Study

90 Core Content

Careers and Progression

To be successful in studying ‘A’ Level History, you must enjoy reading in detail, research, writing extended essays and reports and engaging in debates and discussions. You must be able to work independently and as part of groups. These are all skills valued by universities offering courses in Law, Medicine, Accounting, Sciences, English and other Humanities subjects.

For more information, contact Miss Boughey