A Level: AQA A Level (7042)
GCSE: AQA GCSE History (8145)
- A Breadth Study: The Tudors 1485-1603
- A Depth Study: Democracy and Nazism, 1918-1945
- Non – Exam Assessment (NEA)
Examination: Two examinations
Paper 1: Understanding the Modern World (50% of GCSE)
- America 1840-1895: Expansion and Consolidation
- Conflict and Tension 1894-1918
Paper 2: Shaping the Nation (50% of GCSE)
- Britain’s Health and the People c1000 to the present day
Elizabethan England c1568-1603
KEY STAGE 3:
- Norman Conquest
- Black Death
- Peasants Revolt
- The Tudors
- English Civil War
- British Empire
- Impact of the Slave Trade
- Causes of World War One
- The Battle of the Somme
- Life on the Home Front
- Hitler’s rise to power
- Life in Nazis Germany
- The Holocaust
- Battles of WW2
- American Civil Rights Movement
KEY STAGE 4:
Paper 1: Understanding the Modern World
America, 1840-1895: Expansion and Consolidation
- Part one: Expansion: opportunities and challenges. The geography of North America. Why the early settlers went west and the challenges they faced; the journey west. Dealing with a different culture: the Plains Indians’ way of life.
- Part two: Conflict across America Increasing conflict on the Plains. The Indian Wars c1862-1867. The background to the American Civil War. the social and economic impact of the American Civil War on civilian populations.
- Part three: Consolidation: forging the nation.
The aftermath of the American Civil War. The continued settlement of the west: the Homesteaders. The resolution of ‘the Indian problem’ after 1865.
Conflict and Tension, 1894-1895
- Part one: The causes of the First World War. The Alliance System. Anglo-German rivalry. The Outbreak of war.
- Part two: The First World War: stalemate. The Schlieffen Plan. The Western Front including trench warfare. Key battles, including Verdun, the Somme and Passchendaele, The wider war: the war on other fronts.
- Part three: Ending the war Changes in the Allied Forces. Military developments in 1918 and their contribution to Germany’s defeat.
Paper 2: Shaping the Nation
Britain Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day
- Part one: Medicine stands still. Medieval medicine. Medical progress. The Black Death in Britain.
- Part two: The beginnings of change. The impact of the Renaissance on Britain: challenge to medical authority in anatomy, physiology and surgery. Dealing with disease: traditional and new methods of treatments. Prevention of disease: inoculation; Edward Jenner, vaccination and opposition to change.
- Part three: A revolution in medicine. The development of Germ Theory and its impact on the treatment of disease in Britain. A revolution in surgery: anesthetics, antiseptics. Improvements in public health: public health problems in industrial Britain.
- Part four: Modern medicine. Modern treatment of disease: the development of the pharmaceutical industry. The impact of war and technology on surgery. Modern public health.
Elizabethan England, c1568-1603
- Part one: The background and character of Elizabeth I. Elizabeth’s court and Parliament. Elizabeth I and her court.;
- Part two: Life in Elizabethan times. A ‘Golden Age’: living standards and fashions
- Part three: Troubles at home and abroad. Religious matters. Mary Queen of Scots: background; Elizabeth and Parliament’s treatment of Mary. Conflict with Spain. The defeat of the Spanish Armada.
- Part four: The historic environment of Elizabethan England. The historic environment is 10% of the overall course, which equates to approximately 12 hours out of 120 guided learning hours. Students will be examined on a specific site in depth. This site will be as specified and will be changed annually.