There are two options for this A level: Germany and Russia. You will choose one of these when you apply online.
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You will study Britain 1603-1649 considering the causes and events of the English Civil War; with focus on James I and Charles I and the ways in which they governed
You will then opt to study either the Russian Revolution 1917-1929; exploring Stalin’s rise to power, or The Weimar Republic 1918-1933; exploring the rise of the Nazis.
You will study the consequences of the events covered in Year 1, focusing on the restoration and limitation of the monarch in Britain 1649-1702; beginning with Cromwell’s Republic and Charles II. You will then continue with your option from Year 1.
Students studying Russia will consider the nature and impact of Stalin’s rule1929-1953; while those studying Germany will consider the impact of the Nazi dictatorship on the German population.
All students will also complete a non-examined assessment on the struggle for black civil rights in America 1863-1968.
- 80% exam
- 20% coursework
Students of A level History have the opportunity to take part in a number of popular ‘extra’ activities. In the past few years, these have included: a day of lectures by visiting academics from Anglia Ruskin focused on Black Civil rights 1863-1964, trips to student conferences in London, and talks by other visiting academics.
- At least 7 GCSEs at Grade 4 including GCSE Maths.
- Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.
- Grade 5 in GCSE History if taken.