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History AS/A Level at Prendergast - Hilly Fields College

Course description

The Course will develop these key skills by ensuring our students can do the following

•Understand, analyse and explain broad developments over time.

•Understand in depth the attitudes, beliefs and historical processes in the short term.

•Understand, analyse and explain historical controversies

•Analyse the significance of an individual, movement or event within an historical period.

The Course itself will be linear and assessed by examination at the end of Yr 13 and by an extended essay of around 4000 words

Course content

An extended essay on the extent of that Stalin’s responsibility for the Great Purge.

Students will:-

recognise interpretations

recognise relationships between interpretations

comprehend and analyse interpretations

explain why historians arrive at the interpretations they do understand that differences in interpretation can be legitimate

evaluate differing interpretations

The Spanish Civil War and after 1930-78

1 Creation and destabilisation of the Second Republic,1930–36

2 The Spanish Civil War, 1936–39

3 Establishing Franco’s dictatorship, 1938–56

4 Dictatorship remodelled and the transition to democracy, 1956–78

Tudor England 1485-1603

1 Changes in governance at the centre

2 Gaining the cooperation of the localities

3 Challenging the succession, 1485–1499

4 Challenging religious changes, 1533–37

5 Agrarian discontent: Kett’s rebellion 1549

6 Queen takes Queen? The revolt of the northern earls, 1569–70

7 Troublesome Ireland: Tyrone’s rebellion, 1594–1603

Germany in the 20th Century

1 Political and Governmental change, 1918–89

2 Opposition, control and consent, 1918–89

3 Economic Development and policies, 1918–89

4 Aspects of life in Germany and West Germany, 1918–89 5 Historical Interpretations:- How far was Hitler’s foreign policy responsible for the Second World War?

Entry requirements

Students must have a GCSE grade B equivalent in History and in English Language.

Assessment

The Course itself will be linear and assessed by examination at the end of Yr 13 and by an extended essay of around 4000 words

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prendergast - Hilly Fields College directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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