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History IB Higher at Anglo European School

Course description

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

Course content

Paper 1: One or more from:

Peacemaking:

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

Warfare:

Korean War, Vietnam War, Guerrilla Warfare

 

Paper 3:19thC. European History

Europe around 1815

The unification of Italy and Germany

France, 1814-1871

Russia, 1855-1924

 

Coursework: Personal investigation.

Entry requirements

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.

Assessment

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%.

Future opportunities

N/A

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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