Our A Level History Tutors
Broad in its scope and varied in its content, A Level History is a fantastic subject to study. The course builds on the skills that students acquire at GCSE, and asks teenagers to showcase historical knowledge, critical thinking and a flair for essay writing. Our A Level tutors bring History to life for their students, making the past seem interesting and relevant. Adept at communicating both their knowledge and their passion, our tutors equip students with the skills and confidence they need to shine in exams and coursework.
All of our A Level History tutors are subject specialists with many years of experience. Our extensive team consists of full-time professional tutors, first class Oxbridge graduates and qualified teachers who have worked at leading independent schools. Dedicated educators, our tutors want to give every student the chance to excel. The tuition we offer is tailored to meet individual requirements and our tutors adjust the pace and content of all their lessons to suit the needs and ambitions of those they teach.
We know the decision to hire a tutor is not taken lightly by parents. At Hampstead and Frognal Tutors, therefore, we only recruit the best. Those who want to teach with us must supply at least two references, provide proof of their qualifications and own an up-to-date DBS certificate. We are also sure to interview all applicants in person before we take them on. Our rigorous recruitment process means that our high standards never slip and that families are never disappointed.
How our Tutors Teach History
A Level History is a demanding course, and students must do more than regurgitate key dates and events. Instead, they must learn to carefully structure their essays, to shape their arguments and to pay attention to detail and complexity. Our A Level History tutors expand teenagers’ knowledge and help them improve as writers. Whether they are covering the Cold War or the Peasant’s Revolt, our History tutors show students how to build convincing arguments, how to evaluate sources and how to think reflectively — in short, how to become excellent historians.
Our tutors’ broad historical awareness is coupled with detailed knowledge of the A Level exam boards. We know the different History syllabi inside out and ensure all of our students are thoroughly prepared for their exams. Our tutors also assist teenagers with exam technique and revision strategies in order to maximise their exam performance. This is not as dry as it sounds. We know that students learn best when they are attentive and curious, and our tutors make all of their lessons as engaging as possible. What’s more, they are always keen to nurture the interests of their pupils by providing reading lists and offering further guidance.
All of our A Level History tutors teach both in person and via Skype. If you live outside of London, therefore, you can still access our world class tuition. We currently help students from around the globe.
A Level History Results
- 100% of our A-level History Tutors have a degree from either Oxbridge or a Russell Group University.
- 100% of students who had a Tutor from Hampstead & Frognal Tutors achieved the Top Grade.
- 100% of parents who requested our History tutors were very satisfied.
Feedback on our History Tutor, Anthony. Fantastic Tutor, clearly explained key points, and Mary says that she understands European history so much better now.
Exam Boards we Cover
Our A Level History tutors cover all exam boards, including OCR, AQA and Edexcel.
Key aspects of the different A Level History syllabi are set out below.
- OCR: Students pick from over 50 topics of British and non-British history. Students must (a) study a period of British history, (b) study a period of non-British history, (c) undertake a thematic study of a period spanning at least 100 years and (d) write a 3000-4000 word coursework essay on a topic of their choice.
- Students sit one 1 hour 30 minute exam worth 25% of the total A Level, one 1 hour paper worth 15% of the total A level, and one 2 hour 30 minutes exam paper worth 40% of the total A Level. The remaining 20% consists of coursework.
- AQA: Students are required to take a British history option, a non-British history option, and topics from a chronological range of at least 200 years. They must also write a coursework essay of 3000-3500 words on a topic of their choice.
- Students sit two 2 hour 30 minute exams worth 40% of the total A Level. The remaining 20% of the A Level consists of coursework.
- Edexcel: Students must undertake four types of study: (a) ‘a breadth study with interpretations’, (b) ‘a depth study’, (c) ‘themes in breadth with aspects of depth’ and (d) coursework, on a topic of their choice (3000-4000 words long). At least 20% of the course must consist of British history.
- Students sit two 2 hour 15 minute papers, each worth 30% of the qualification, and they sit one 1 hour 30 minute paper worth 20% of the total qualification. The remaining 20% consists of coursework.
Is tuition right for your child?
A Levels are a crucial set of examinations. How your child performs will determine whether they can go to the university they choose to study the subject they love. At Hampstead and Frognal Tutors, we are committed to seeing students succeed. We pride ourselves on the quality of the teaching we provide, as well as on the stunning results our pupils achieve.
Whether your child is struggling with the A Level course, or hopes to study History at Oxbridge, our tutors will give them the support they need to flourish.
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