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Students of our Edexcel A level in History will develop their interest in and enthusiasm for history and an understanding of its intrinsic value and significance through the study of aspects of British and non-British history.

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Edexcel A level History specification
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AS and A level
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Our Edexcel A level History specification offers a wide and stimulating choice of content including British, European and world history, with options covering areas such as Medieval England and the British Empire.

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Studying this specification

Our Edexcel A level in History offers a broad and balanced course of study that will help you to build on your understanding of the past and become a critical and reflective thinker. You'll develop your understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity through the study of aspects of British and non-British history.

You will be able to use and understand historical terms, make links and draw comparisons within or across different periods and aspects of the past.

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