The course is a study of developments in international relations from the end of the First World War to the outbreak of World War 2 in 1945. The course also involves a study in depth over a shorter period, of a society “in the round”, which will be Germany 1919-1945.
Writing Skills – the ability to express ideas clearly in written form.
Reading and Research Skills – the ability to find out, select and evaluate relevant information.
Acquire knowledge and understanding of the human past.
Develop understanding of how the past has been represented and interpreted.
Use historical sources critically in their historical context.
Draw conclusions, make judgements and appreciate that these and other historical conclusions are liable to change in the light of new evidence.
The scheme of assessment consists of one tier covering the whole ability range grades 9 to 1. Students will be taught in mixed ability groups.
There is no coursework for this subject
Candidates must complete three components:
Section C – tests the chosen Depth Study which will be Germany 1919-1945. Three questions will be set of which candidates must answer two. One of these questions will be source based and will be compulsory; the other two will be structured questions of which candidates must answer one.
The questions on the exam paper will be set on one of these topics. All six questions must be answered in the paper, using the sources and their contextual knowledge of the topic.
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