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NEWS AND EVENTS
History A Level
History A Level
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Mr J Davies
Biology A Level
About the subject
Year 12 Overview
Students study two modules for history sixth form. They are as follows:
Autocracy, Reform and Revolution: Russia, 1855–1917
This option allows students to study in breadth issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period through the following key questions:
• How was Russia governed and how did political authority change and develop?
• Why did opposition develop and how effective was it?
• How and with what results did the economy develop and change?
• What was the extent of social and cultural change?
• How important were ideas and ideology?
• How important was the role of individuals and groups and how were they affected by developments?
Trying to preserve autocracy, 1855–1894
The collapse of autocracy, 1894–1917
The emergence of Communist dictatorship, 1917–1941
The Stalinist dictatorship and reaction, 1941–1964
Religious conflict and the Church in England, c1529–c1570
This option provides for the study in depth of a period of major change in the English Church and
government, focusing on issues which led England to break with Rome and the problems surrounding the establishment of a new Anglican Church and faith. It explores concepts such as piety, humanism, Protestantism, Catholicism, authority and conformity and promotes an in-depth understanding of the relationship between Church and state, monarch and parliament, faith and pragmatism.
The Church in c.1529
The break from Rome c.1529-1536
Change and Reaction 1536-1547
A more Protestant Nation, 1547–1553
The restoration of Papal Authority, 1553–1558
The establishment of the Church of England, 1558–c1570
This only applies to students taking History A level. Students will need to research and write a personal study which takes the form of a question in the context of approximately 100 years. It is to be 3000-3500 words in length.
Dance BTEC post 16
Drama A Level
Economics A Level
Film Studies A Level
Geography A Level
Health and Social Care
History A Level
Level 3 Applied Science
Media A Level
Media BTEC (12-13)
Music A Level
PE BTEC level 3
Philosophy and Ethics
Physics - A Level
Sociology A Level
BTEC level 3 certificateogy
A Level Art and Design
A Level Photography
Year 13 Overview
Students complete two pieces of coursework. One is on the reign of Louis the XIV and the second piece of coursework is on a topic of their choice. Both pieces are 2000 words each.
In addition, students will study Russia and its rulers 1855-1964. This will be assessed in a two hour exam where students will completed two essays. They will focus on:
• Russian rulers: similarities and differences in the main domestic policies of Alexander II, Alexander III, Nicholas II, the Provisional Government, Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev.
• The nature of government: autocracy, dictatorship and totalitarianism; change and continuity in central administration; methods of repression and enforcement; the extent and impact of reform; the extent and effectiveness of opposition both before and after 1917.
• The impact of the dictatorial regimes on the economy and society of the Russian Empire and the USSR: changes to living and working conditions of urban and rural people; limitations on personal, political and religious freedom; extent of economic and social changes.
• Impact of war and revolution on the development of Russian government: the effects of the Crimean War, the Japanese War, 1905 Revolution, 1917 Revolutions, World War One, World War Two, the Cold War
Exam board used for A Level or BTEC
Current Year 12s (New A-level, 2016 onwards) – AQA (7041 & 7042)
Current Year 13s (Old A-level, last exam 2016) – OCR (H106 & H506)