Students study Route E. Paper 1 is a breadth study of Russia 1917-1991. Paper 2 is a depth study on the German Democratic Republic, 1949-90. Paper 3 is a depth study of the British Experience of Warfare, c1790-1918. Finally students undertake a Historical Enquiry for Unit 4 on the interpretations of the origins of World War One.
Lessons are a mixture of text analysis, group discussion and debating in order to develop more enquiring and analytical minds.
Paper 1; Sections A and B comprise a choice of essays that assess understanding of the period in breadth. Section C comprises one compulsory question that assesses the ability to analyse and evaluate historical interpretations.
Paper 2; Section A comprises one compulsory question based on two sources. It assesses source analysis and evaluation skills. Section B comprises a choice of essays that assess understanding of the period in depth.
Paper 3; Section A comprises one compulsory question assessing source analysis and evaluation skills. Section B comprises a choice of essays assessing understanding of the period in depth, whilst section C assessed understanding of the period in breadth.
Paper 4 is an individual assignment assessing the student’s ability to carry out a historical enquiry, analysing and evaluation historical interpretations, and organising and communicating their findings.
As a core academic subject History is well respected by the Russell Group Universities. History gives you the analytical skills that are essential at degree level and in the workplace. History is a popular choice for students of Law, Politics and Journalism.