History – Key Stage 5

Year 12

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnAS Paper 1 – Stuart Britain: Absolutism Challenged, Britain 1603-1649
• Monarchs & Parliament 1603-29


AS Paper 2 – Germany: The Weimar Republic, 1918-33
The establishment and early years of Weimar 1918-24
Exam Questions:
• The Courts of James and Charles
• The relationship between the Crown and Parliament

Exam questions –
• Was the German revolution a failure?
• Threats to Weimar stability
(The Constitution/The Treaty of Versailles/Economic crises)

Knowledge tests

SpringAS Paper 1 – Stuart Britain: Absolutism Challenged, Britain 1603-1649
• Monarchs & Parliament 1603-29




AS Paper 2 – Germany: The Weimar Republic, 1918-33
• The establishment and early years of Weimar 1918-24
• The Golden Age of Weimar 1924-28

Revision of Papers 1 and 2
Exam Questions:
• The Long and Short Parliaments
• The outbreak of Civil War
• Exam Questions: AP1 topics (interleaving)

Knowledge tests

Exam question:
• Were the years 1924-29 a ‘golden age’?

Knowledge tests

PPE exam:
• A Question from Paper 1 (25 marks)
• A Question from Paper 2 (25 marks)

SummerAS Paper 1 – Stuart Britain: Absolutism Challenged, Britain 1603-1649
• Revolution 1629-1649
• Revision for PPE



AS Paper 2 – Germany: The Weimar Republic, 1918-33
• The collapse of democracy 1928-33
• Revision for PPE
Exam Questions:
• Reasons for the Royalist defeat
• Reasons for Regicide
• Exam Questions: AP1-3 (interleaving)

Exam question:
• Causes of Nazi rise to power
• AP1-3 (interleaving)

PPE exams
• Paper 1 – 1 hour 30 minutes (50%)
• Paper 2 – 1 hour 30 minutes (50%)
After AS exams
A Level Paper 1 – Stuart Britain: Absolutism Challenged, Britain 1603-1649
• From Republic to restored monarchy, 1649-1678

A Level Paper 2 – Germany: The Weimar Republic, 1918-33
• The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933-39
• Exam question




• Exam question – Hitler’s consolidation of power

Year 13

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnPaper 3 – Ireland and the Union

• Breadth study 1 – Irish nationalism: from agitation to civil war
• Breadth study 2 – British reaction: from resistance to acceptance
• Depth study 1 – Towards emancipation, 1774-1830
• Depth study 2 – Industrialisation in Ulster, 1825-55

Paper 3 – Ireland and the Union

• Breadth study 1 – exam question
• Breadth study 2 – exam question
• Depth study 1 – exam question
• Depth study 2 – exam question

Year 12 AS result also taken into account when working out predicted grades for AP1
SpringPaper 3 – Ireland and the Union

• Depth study 3 – The Irish Famine, 1843-51
• Depth study 4 – The Irish land issue, 1870-82
• Depth study 5 – Trades Union militancy 1907-14
• PPE Revision of Paper 1 (America 1917-96), Paper 2 (South Africa) & Paper 3 (Ireland)


Paper 3 – Ireland and the Union

• Depth study 3 – exam question
• Depth study 4 – exam question
• Depth study 5 – exam question

AP2 calculated through PPEs – Papers 1, 2 & 3
• Paper 1 (America 1917-96)
• Paper 2 (South Africa 1948-1994)
• Paper 3 (Ireland 1774-1923)

SummerCoursework completed

Revision of Papers 1, 2 and 3
PPEs – Papers 1, 2 & 3
• Paper 1 (America 1917-96) – 30%
• Paper 2 (South Africa 1948-1994) – 20%
• Paper 3 (Ireland 1774-1923) – 30%
• Coursework – 20%

Course Information
Department
History

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