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History AS A2 at Wrenn Academy

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Do you have an interest in the world we live in?  Do you find people fascinating?  If so, read on…..History is the thought provoking study of the past, of how and why things have happened, of individuals, of everyday life in different societies, and so much more.  It leads to a series of conclusions about the nature of nations and people that helps us to understand the world and societies in which we live.  It can be disheartening to study the injustices yet also reveals the inspiring capacity of human nature and so will prove to be a stimulating, challenging, amusing and rewarding subject.AS (Year 12)  AQA 5041 SpecificationModule 1          Germany 1866 – 1925This examination unit gives an in depth overview of the development of Modern Germany.  Major themes include the rise of economic power, the impact of war and the interplay between democratic trends and authoritarian rule.  An understanding of these themes is developed through a study of key individuals such as Bismarck, Wilhelm II and Friedrich Ebert as well as through issues such as the influence of the army, socialism and other internal and external opposition.There is one sources based question and a choice of one out of two structured essay questions to answer in the exam.Module 2          Britain 1895 – 1918 This examination unit assesses the nature of continuity and change in Britain through studying political, social, cultural and economic developments.  The central content considers: ­     The changing nature and the fortunes of the three major political parties;­     Social and political reforms, including the Suffragettes’ campaign;­     Britain’s imperial role at the centre of the Empire;­     The outbreak and causes of the First World War. There is one source based question and a choice of one out of two structured essay questions to answer in the exam. Module 3          Germany 1925 – 1938 This examination unit is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of key themes, issues and concepts by extending their study of Module 1.  It examines the collapse of Democracy in Germany, the rise of Nazism and the transition to dictatorship.The central content considers:­     The economic, political and social strengths and weaknesses of Weimar Germany.­     Key events and individuals that supported and undermined democracy.­     The emergency of Nazism.­     The Nazi assumption and consolidation of power.There are two ‘seen’ essay questions which are to be written under timed examination conditions.A2 (Year 13) AQA 6041 SpecificationThere are also three modules studied at A2.Module 4          Totalitarian Ideologies, Economic, Social and Foreign Policies 1848 – 1956This examination unit explores ideology by looking at the origins and development over a period of 108 years of the key ideas applied by totalitarian leaders.  It also encompasses the policies of dictators, focusing on the development and control of the economy and the aims and achievements in international relations.Module 5          BritainThis examination unit develops an understanding of key aspects of continuity and of the causes and extent of change in modern British history.  It focuses on politics, society, popular culture and economics.Module 6          Personal StudyThis coursework requires approximately 3000 words to be written on a question about a historical issue/topic that you choose.  The study is organised through supervised tutorials.

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Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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