History KS5

 

 

 

AS Level

Focus: A study of the main issues that affected international relations, 1878-1914

Origins: The relationship between the European powers in 1878

Key issues: The impact of the Congress of Berlin, 1878

The growth of colonial ambitions and rivalries

The development of Great Power rivalries

The establishment of Alliances and Ententes

The causes of World War I

The outbreak of World War I

 

Significance / consequences:

The significance and consequences of the main issues in international relations to 1914

 

Focus: A study of the main changes and developments in Italy in this period

Origins: The condition of the Italian state in 1918

Key issues: The appeal and popularity of Italian Fascism

The character and personality of Mussolini

Fascist ideology and use of propaganda

Domestic and foreign policies

Opposition to Italian Fascism.

Reasons for the collapse of Italian Fascism

 

Significance / consequences:

The significance and consequences of the main developments in Italy to 1944

 

Origins: The relationship between Crown and Parliament, c.1629

Key issues: The Personal Rule and challenges to royal authority

The causes of the Civil Wars

The roles of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the Civil Wars

The reasons for the Parliamentary victory

The economic and social impact of the Civil Wars

The search for a settlement up to the Regicide of 1649

 

Significance / consequences

The significance and consequences of the main issues in the background to Civil War and the course of the wars to 1649

 

A Level

Focus: The relations between European powers in the inter-war period and the period of World War II

Origins: The relationship between the European powers in 1918

Key issues: Reconciliation and rivalry post-1918.

The establishment of international agreements.

The background and causes of World War II

Developments in international relations during the war

Yalta and Potsdam.

 

Significance / consequences:

The significance and consequences of the main issues affecting international relations to 1945

 

Focus: A study of the main changes and developments in the political, social and economic life of Germany

Origins: The condition of the German state in 1878

Key issues: The political system in Imperial Germany.

The impact of The First World War on Germany

The establishment of the Weimar Republic.

The challenges to democracy in the 1920s and early 1930s

The establishment of the Nazi State.

Developments in Germany post-1945.

The collapse of the Berlin Wall and re-unification

 

Significance / consequences:

The significance and consequences of the main developments in the political and social life of Germany to 1989

 

Origins: The state of the country in 1649

Key issues: The Rump and demands for reform

The Barebones Parliament and the Instrument of Government

Cromwell’s rule and his policies as Lord Protector

Radicalism during the Protectorate

The reasons for the collapse of the Protectorate and the restoration of the Monarchy

Significance / consequences:

The significance and consequences of the main issues connected with the period of the Interregnum.

 

KS3 – Years 7, 8 and 9

KS4 – Years 10 and 11

KS5 – Years 12 and 13