GCSE History Level 2

Full Time

About the course

In this course, you will study four units:

  • Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588

  • Warfare through time 1250+

  • Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39

  • Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91.

Entry requirements

A GCSE at grade 3/D in English Language (and be re-sitting this course at College). Previous study of History is not required. You need to have the self-discipline and motivation to undertake the reading, research and writing required in the course and which will be applied to the coursework unit.

Where next?

The skills developed in this GCSE will be transferable to an A-Level programme.

For GCSE students this course will lay a solid foundation for progress to an A-Level programme in History, Ancient History or any Humanities, English or Languages A Level subjects.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk.

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