History IB Higher at Anglo European School
History focuses on change over time and asks ‘why?’ It offers content and skills valued by colleges, employers and society.
Content: e.g. how people interact, what motivates them, why they follow a cause; and about cultures and societies, the roots of their conflicts, alliances and trading patterns.
Skills: e.g. locating, sifting and evaluating facts, then presenting what you have learnt coherently in a way that convinces others
Paper 1: One or more from:
International relations, 1918-1936
The Arab-Israeli conflict, 1945-1979
Communism in crisis, 1976-1989
Paper 2: Single Party States:
Stalin and the USSR
Mao and China
Castro and Cuba
Other single party states
The Cold War:
Origins, Conflicts, Arms Race, Détente, End
Korean War, Vietnam War, Guerrilla Warfare
Paper 3:19thC. European History
Europe around 1815
The unification of Italy and Germany
Coursework: Personal investigation.
Students need to have achieved grade B or higher in GCSE History or, if they did not take History, in another Humanities subject. It is preferable to have at least a grade B or better in English Language or Literature.
Paper 1 is 1 hour and consists of a series of compulsory questions on your chosen topic, based on sources. (20%)
Paper 2 is 1½ hours and consists of two essays. (25%)
Paper 3 is 2½ hours and consists of three essays. (35%)
Coursework is worth 20%.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.