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History at Lodge Park Academy

Course description

Units Studied in Year 12
Students study British History and European and World History

British Period Study and Enquiry: Elizabethan England (25% of total A Level)
Students will study key issues of Elizabeth’s reign including the problems she faced, the importance of her court and ministers, how the role of Parliament changed, how she successfully dealt with the issue of her succession and how she handled financial and economic affairs. Elizabeth’s personality and attitude as a monarch are considered and in particular her views towards marriage, Elizabeth as “Virgin Queen” and the succession including Mary, Queen of Scots. Foreign policy is also examined in particular the relationship with Spain and the Irish rebellion.

Dictatorship and Democracy in Germany (1933 – 1963) (15% of total A Level)
The Dictatorship and Democracy in Germany builds on the basic skills and knowledge students gained in KS3 and GCSE when looking at sources but both widens and deepens the students understanding. As this is a document study, the students will look at, analyse and evaluate the views of a number of historians. The course looks not only at the Nazi rule but also the aftermath of the 2nd World War up to the construction of the Berlin Wall and the separation of Germany into the Eastern and Western blocs.

Units Studied in Year 13
Historical Themes (40% of total A Level)
Students will look at Russia and its Rulers from 1855 ‐ 1964. Students will understand the similarities between the autocratic ruling of the Tsars and the Communist Dictatorship which followed. This will build on the Germany sections highlighting differences and similarities between the regimes with a major focus on the concepts of continuity and change.

Topic Based Assessment (Coursework) (20% of total A Level)
Students will complete a 3000 ‐ 4000 word essay arising from independent study and research on a topic from a given list.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE English Language and GCSE History.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lodge Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September