Brief overview: In Year 11, History is delivered in 7 lessons per week. Learners develop an understanding of the nature of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference and find out how to use and understand historical evidence as part of their studies.

Useful Resources: Textbooks, internet websites, YouTube and films.

Setting: Students are taught in a diverse mix ability class.

Specific Equipment required by all students: The students are given copy books for note-taking, answering questions and tasks and writing homework. A textbook is also provided for student learning.

Homework guidance: up to three hours of homework per week including independent study and research on the topics taught each week.

Timetabled hours per week: 7 X 50 minute lessons.

 

 

Term Topics Syllabus Outline Assessment information
1 Russia in Revolution, 1881-1917

 

This part examines the lead up to the 1905 revolution. The people make advances in Russia and the triumph of reaction and the economic and social change sees some positive changes during this time. The Romanov family -dynasty that has ruled Russia for centuries has now come to an end and this transformation and new era is studied in detail. Students in AS will already have a well-rounded grasp of the basics in history writing. These skills are further developed in areas such as argumentative style answers, explanation and evaluation. Students also further enhance their skills of investigating the usefulness of historical sources which is a valuable skill beyond A-Level.
2 Russia in Revolution, 1881-1917 and

India, 1857-1948: From Raj to Partition

 

The period during WWI saw the 1917 revolution and the triumph of Lenin in Russia. Also studied in depth here is the making of Russia into a totalitarian state and links to modern day Russia.

 

India from Raj to Partition is studied during term 2 which looks at the development of India after the East India Company has handed over rule to the British monarch/parliament.

Students in AS will already have a well-rounded grasp of the basics in history writing. These skills are further developed in areas such as argumentative style answers, explanation and evaluation. Students also further enhance their skills of investigating the usefulness of historical sources which is a valuable skill beyond A-Level.
3 India, 1857-1948: From Raj to Partition

 

This part of the India course covers how India was governed and the rise of Indian nationalism which ultimately led to their independence from Britain. The partition of India and Pakistan is looked at in detail along with the rise of Ghandi as a leading political figure which brought about the independence from Britain. Students in AS will already have a well-rounded grasp of the basics in history writing. These skills are further developed in areas such as argumentative style answers, explanation and evaluation. Students also further enhance their skills of investigating the usefulness of historical sources which is a valuable skill beyond A-Level.