History AS level at The Campion School
AS Units The question posed by both units is: Will autocracy (sole rule by a monarch?) give way to parliaments taking more power? The theme is ideological struggle. You will have the opportunity to study these approaches in two different countries and time periods Unit 1: Russia in Revolution, 1881-1924: from autocracy to dictatorship Stalin’s Russia, 1924-53 You will examine why the challenge to autocracy did not lead to parliamentary democracy, but to two revolutions in 1917; the establishment and nature of the communist dictatorship under Lenin; the power struggle between Trotsky and Stalin; modernisation of the USSR; the Purges and the Great Patriotic War. This will be examined by essay questions Unit 2: Henry VIII: Authority, Nation and Religion, 1509-40 You will examine Henry’s attempt to influence Europe, especially France, Scotland and Spain; the role of Wolsey and his relations with the King, nobility and Parliament; the struggle between Catholicism and Protestantism – the break with Rome, the role of Parliament in the early Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries This will be examined by sources
There are some direct applications of the study of History, the more obvious ones being teaching, lecturing and research. However, there are many areas where prospective employees will benefit from the skills acquired through studying History at degree level. A degree in History indicates that the student has the capacity to analyse large quantities of information, solve problems and make judgements on them. These are the sort of skills useful in law, journalism, politics, civil service, and many others. All managers and executives require the analytical and decision making skills which are taught.
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