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AS History at Phoenix Academy

Course description

The course aims to teach students how to: Recall, select and deploy historical knowledge accurately Communicate historical knowledge Present historical explanations Show understanding of appropriate concepts Arrive at substantiated judgements AS Units Unit 1: The seeds of evil: the rise of National Socialism in Germany to 1933 The Nazi Party from its formation to the Beer Hall Putsch Nazi beliefs about, and policies towards, Weimar politics and society Economic, social and political reasons for support of, and opposition to, the Nazis to 1933 Hitler and German politics, 1929-33 Unit 2: Welfare and the constitution: the Liberal Governments 1905-1915 The needs of the people: Liberal welfare and social reforms, 1906-11 Constitutional conflict: the Liberals and the House of Lords Conflict over nationalism: the Liberals and the Irish Question Political leadership: the roles of Asquith and Lloyd George Unit 3: Responding to reform: Party and policy in the age of Gladstone and Disraeli, 1867-85 Parliamentary reform, 1867-85: its significance for the Liberal and Conservative Parties Gladstone's governments of 1868-74 and 1880-85: political and social issues Disraeli's government of 1874-80: political and social issues The political rivalry of Gladstone and Disraeli Unit 4: Expansion and Aggression: German Foreign Policy 1933-39 Nazi ideology and its importance for establishing foreign policy priorities: economic, social and territorial objectives Nazi-Fascist diplomacy: the Axis with Italy, 1933-39 The challenge to the Treaty of Versailles, 1933-36; reasons for its success German expansion, 1936-39, and the extent of German responsibility for the outbreak of the Second World War Unit 5: Representation and Democracy in Britain, 1830-1931 Changes in the size and composition of the electorate, 1830-85 Changes in the size and composition of the electorate,1886-1931 The effect of electoral changes on political parties, 1830-85 The effect of electoral changes on political parties, 1886-1931 Unit 6: Hitler and the Nazi State: Power and control 1933-39 The legacy of the Weimar government and the subsequent popularity of Nazi rule in Germany 1933-39 Nazi propaganda and the use of terror; the nature and extent of resistance to Nazi rule The structure of the Nazi state and the personal rule of Hitler The power of Hitler's lieutenants: Goebbels, Goering and Himmler

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements   5 A*-C Grade B to study specific A Level or Grade B English Language if subject has not been studied previously

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year