UK High School


The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable you to develop and extend your knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in history; and of the wide diversity of human experience

You will engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learner and as critical and reflective thinker.

Another aim of this course is for you to develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by using a range of sources in your historical context. You will also develop an awareness that different people, events and developments have been accorded historical significance and how and why different interpretations have been constructed about them.

  • Paper 1: Depth Studies

    1 - The French Revolution, 1780-1799

    2 - Development of a Nation: Unification of Italy, 1848-1870

    3 - Germany: Development of Dictatorship, 1918-1945

    4 - Colonial Rule and the Nationalist Challenge in India, 1919-1947

    5 - Dictatorship and Conflict in the USSR, 1924-1953

    6 - A World Divided: Superpower Relations, 1943-1972

    7 - A Divided Union: Civil Rights in the USA, 1945-1974

  • Paper 2: Investigation and Breadth Studies

    1 - The Origins and Course of the First World War, 1905-1918

    2 - Russia and the Soviet Union, 1905-1924

    3 - The USA, 1918-1941

    4 - America: From New Nation to Divided Union, 1783-1877

    5 - Changes in Medicine, c1848-c1948

    6 - The Changing Role of International Organisations: The League and the UN, 1919-2011


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