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A-level

        History                                                                               Cardinal Heenan
                                                                                              CatHoliC HigH SCHool
                                                                                              A SportS College


         Why choose A level History?                               • The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933 - 1939
         A  level  History  increases  your  powers  of  argument,  analysis  and   • The impact of Nazism for the German People, 1933 - 1945
         judgement, whilst also developing your ability to state and support   • The Racial State, 1933 – 1945
         a  point  of  view  coherently  and  convincingly.  History  is  now  widely
         acknowledged as providing students with transferable skills, not only
         useful for an understanding of the world today, but also essential for   Historical Investigation – German Foreign Policy, 1815 – 1945
         many areas in the job market.
                                                                   The  purpose  of  the  Historical  Investigation  is  to  enable  students  to   Key Information
                                                                   develop the skills, knowledge  and historical understanding  acquired
         What will I study and learn?                              through the study of the examined components of the specification.
         The following topics will be studied over the full A Level course:  Through undertaking the Historical Investigation students will develop   Level: AS and A level
         The Tudors: England 1485 – 1603                           an enhanced understanding of the nature and purpose of history as a   Examination Board: AQA
         This option allows students to study in breadth issues of change,   discipline and how historians work.                 Subject Leader: Mr C Duffy
         continuity, cause and consequence in this period through the following                                                  Course Leader: Mr C Duffy
         key questions:                                            This particular unit of study charts the foreign policy of German states
                                                                   from 1815 and the Congress of Vienna right up to the collapse of Nazi   Entry Requirements:
         •  How effectively did the Tudors restore and develop the powers of the   Germany, exploring the controversial extent to which Hitler’s foreign
          monarchy?                                                policy can be compared to the traditional foreign policies of the   GCSE A*-C in 5 subjects
         •  To what extent and why was power more widely shared during this   German leaders who preceded him.                   (including Mathematics)
          period?                                                                                                                GCSE Grade B in English/English language
                                                                                                                                 and a Humanities subjects
         •  Why and with what results were there so many changes to the Church   How is the course assessed?
          and religious practice?                                                                                                AS units:
         •  How serious a threat was posed to Tudor monarchs by opposition and   AS level                                        Unit 1: The Tudors: England 1485 – 1547 (1
          rebellion?                                               Unit 1: The Tudors: England 1485 – 1547                       hour 30 minutes examination) 50% of AS
         •  How  far  and  why  were  England’s  relations  with  foreign  powers   (1 hour 30 minutes examination) 50% of AS    Unit 2: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918
          changed?                                                                                                               – 1933 (1 hour 30 minutes examination) 50%
                                                                   Unit 2: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918 – 1933             of AS
         •  How important was the role of key individuals and groups and how   (1 hour 30 minutes examination) 50% of AS
          were they affected by developments?
                                                                   Reformed A level                                              Reformed A level Modules:
                                                                   Unit 1: The Tudors: England 1485 – 1603                       Unit 1: The Tudors: England 1485 – 1603 (2
         Democracy and Dictatorship: Germany 1918 – 1945           (2 hours 30 minutes examination) 40% of A level               hours 30 minutes examination) 40% of A level
         This option provides the opportunity to study a period of major change                                                  Unit 2: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918
         in depth, focusing on key ideas, events and developments.  Unit 2: Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918 – 1945            – 1945 (2 hours 30 minutes examination) 40%
                                                                   (2 hours 30 minutes examination) 40% of A level               of A level
         • The Establishment and early years of Weimar, 1918 – 1924
         • The Weimar Republic’s Golden Age, 1924 – 1928           Unit 3: Historical Investigation – German Foreign Policy 1815 – 1945   Unit 3: Historical Investigation – German
                                                                                                                                 Foreign Policy 1815 – 1945 (coursework) 20%
                                                                   (coursework) 20% of A level
         • The Collapse of Democracy, 1928 - 1933                                                                                of A level



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