AS Level consists of 2 units:
Unit 1H: Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1917, you will learn about how Russia was governed for centuries by Tsars and how they tried to preserve their role and status as autocrats.
You will also learn how and why Russia’s society and economy changed by 1917 and why opposition to the Tsars grew until 1917 when, after two revolutions, the Communists took over the government of Russia.
Unit 2D: Religious Conflict and the Church in England, 1529-1547 you will examine the changing relationship between the English Church and government, focusing on Henry VIII’s break with Rome and the problems surrounding the establishment of a new Anglican
Church and faith.
You will explore concepts such as piety, humanism, Protestantism, Catholicism, authority and conformity.
A Level consists of 3 units which build on the content studied at AS.
Unit 1H: Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964 - you will learn about the establishment of Communist rule in Russia and the political, social cultural and economic changes that took place in Russia up to 1964.
Unit 2D: Religious Conflict and the Church in England, 1529-1570 - you will look at the reigns of Henry VIII’s three children and the religious policies favoured by each. You will cover Edward’s attempt to establish a Protestant Nation, Mary’s efforts
to restore Roman Catholicism and Elizabeth’s re-establishment of the Church of England.
Unit 3 is a Personal Study based on civil rights in the USA, 1865-1975.