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History A A Level at Sir John Hunt Community Sports College

Course description

AS Units
Unit F961: British History Period Studies
Unit F961 Option A: Medieval and Early Modern 1035–1642
• From Anglo-Saxon England to Norman England 1035–87
• Lancastrians, Yorkists and Tudors 1450–1509
• Henry VIII to Mary I, 1509–58
• Church and State 1529–89
• England under Elizabeth I, 1558–1603
• The Early Stuarts and the Origins of the Civil War 1603–42
Unit F961 Option B: Modern 1783–1994
• From Pitt to Peel 1783–1846
• Liberals and Conservatives 1846–95
• Foreign and Imperial Policies 1856–1914
• Domestic Issues 1918–51
• Foreign and Imperial Policies 1945–90
• Post-war Britain 1951–94
Unit F962: European and World History Period Studies
Unit F962 Option A: Medieval and Early Modern 1095–1609
• The Crusades and Crusader States 1095–1192
• The Renaissance from c.1400–c.1550
• Exploration and Discovery c.1445–c.1545
• Spain 1469–1556
• Charles V: International Relations and the Holy Roman Empire 1519–59
• Philip II, Spain and the Netherlands, 1556–1609
Unit F962 Option B: Modern 1795–2003
• Napoleon, France and Europe 1795–1815
• Monarchy, Republic and Empire: France 1814–70
• The USA in the 19th Century: Westward expansion and Civil War 1803–c.1890
• Peace and War: International Relations c.1890–1941
• From Autocracy to Communism: Russia 1894–1941
• Democracy and Dictatorship: Italy 1896–1943
• The Rise of China 1911–90
• Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany 1919–63
• The Cold War in Europe from 1945 to the 1990s
• Crisis in the Middle East 1948–2003
Unit F963: British History Enquiries
Unit F963 Option A: Medieval and Early Modern 1066–1660
• The Normans in England 1066–1100
• Mid-Tudor Crises 1536–69
• The English Civil War and Interregnum 1637–60
Unit F963 Option B: Modern 1815–1945
• The Condition of England 1815–53
• The Age of Gladstone and Disraeli 1865–86
• England and a New Century 1900–1924
• Churchill 1920–45
Unit F964: European and World History Enquiries
Unit F964 Option A: Medieval and Early Modern 1073–1555
• The First Crusade and the Crusader States 1073–1130
• The German Reformation 1517–55
Unit F964 Option B: Modern 1774–1975
• The Origins and Course of the French Revolution 1774–95
• The Unification of Italy 1815–70
• The Origins of the American Civil War, 1820–61
• Dictatorship and Democracy in Germany 1933–63
• The USA and the Cold War in Asia 1945–75

A2 Units
Unit F965: Historical Interpretations and Investigations
This is a coursework unit, with two 2,000-word pieces – one focusing on Interpretations and
the other focusing on Investigations. The topics available are:
a. The Age of Justinian
b. The Reign of Charlemagne 768–814
c. Alfred the Great 871–899
d. The Reign of King John 1199–1215*
e. The Wars of the Roses 1450–85*
f. Philip II of Spain 1556–98*
g. Elizabeth I, 1558–1603*
h. Oliver Cromwell 1599–1658*
i. Peter the Great 1689–1725
j. Louis XIV 1661–1715*
k. British India 1784– 1878
l. Napoleon I, 1795–1815*
m. Gladstone and Disraeli 1865–86*
n. Bismarck and German Unification 1815–71*
o. Russian Revolutions 1894–24*
p. America Between the Wars 1918–41
q. The Causes of World War II, 1918–41*
r. The Cold War 1941–56*
s. The War in Vietnam 1955–75*
t. The Development of Rights for Women in Great Britain 1867–1918
u. Nazi Germany 1933–45*
v. Britain under Margaret Thatcher 1979–90
Unit F966: Historical Themes
Unit F966 Option A: Medieval and Early Modern 1066–1715
• English Government and the Church 1066–1216
• Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors 1485–1603
• England’s Changing Relations with Foreign Powers 1485–1603
• The Catholic Reformation 1492–1610
• The Development of the Nation State: France 1498–1610
• The Ascendancy of France 1610–1715
Unit F966 Option B: Modern 1789–1997
• The Challenge of German Nationalism 1789–1919
• The Changing Nature of Warfare 1792–1945
• Britain and Ireland 1798–1921
• Russia and its Rulers 1855–1964
• Civil Rights in the USA 1865–1992
• The Development of Democracy in Britain 1868–1997

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Hunt Community Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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