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1 A Level Our aim: To give you a broad historical understanding covering a range of periods and cultures. America 1920s and 1930s Britain 19 th Century China 20 th Century Italy 19 th Century

2 What do we study? AS UnitTopicMethodLengthOverall GCE 1 6HI01 D 1 & 2 Historical Themes in Breadth China Written exam1 hr 2050%25% 2 6HI02 B British History Depth Studies Britain : Representation and Reform Written exam1 hr 2050%25% A LEVEL 3 6HI03 C Depth Studies and Associated Controversies The United States, : Boom, Bust and Recovery. Written exam2 hours60%30% 4 6HI04 Historical Enquiry The Making of Modern Italy c c Coursework4000 words maximum 40%20% Edexcel GCE History 9HI01

3 Unit 1 – Historical Themes in Breadth – China (EK) This unit concentrates on the development of Communism in China from : the overthrow of the old regime, revolution, civil war and the victory of Communism : the development of the People’s Republic of China under Mao and its impact on people’s lives between the Communist victory in 1949 and Mao’s death in We will look at the importance of ideas and beliefs in the policies developed in China and how and why these ideas are a cause of change and conflict. This unit will hopefully encourage pupils to debate the rights of citizens. Written Exam June 1 hour and 20 minute exam consisting of two essay questions.

4 What do AS History Exams look like? China 2010 Britain 2010

5 Unit 2 – British History Depth Studies –Britain : Representation and Reform (MH) An element of British history is compulsory. We have chosen a topic that has a profound impact on modern Britain. We will study the way in which people in 19 th century Britain campaigned to gain their political rights through protest and organised pressure groups and the impact that this had on their everyday lives. We will also look at how this lead to the modern political parties that we have today in Britain. Written Exam June 1 hour and 20 minute exam consisting of two source based questions.

6 Unit 3 – Depth Studies and Associated Controversies – The United States, : Boom, Bust and Recovery. MH This unit encourages students to look at issues that have provoked disagreement and controversy amongst historians. The topic explores the roaring economy of America after the First World War, its demise in the Depression of the 1930s and the impact these changes had on the government and people, e.g. the development of organised crime (gangsters) and the Red (communist) Scare. There will also be an opportunity to look at key social tensions such as immigration, racism and the Ku Klux Klan. Written Exam June 2 hour exam consisting of one source based and one essay question.

7 Unit 4 – Historical Enquiry – The Making of Modern Italy c c EK In this unit we will look at the process by which Italy became a united country. We will explore the long and short term causes and consequences of change and compare the significance of different factors e.g. the role of individuals such as Garibaldi, Mazzini or Napoleon III and the intervention of foreign countries such as France or Austria. Students will be taught a basic overview of events and then produce an independent enquiry supervised by Mrs Kingswood. This will require pupils to devise their own argument and collect research, including contemporary evidence to support it. COURSEWORK consisting of one source based and one essay question. Maximum 4000 words.

8 What are lessons like? Open forum Discussion Debate Role play Lecture style Group work Source Analysis Presentation ICT interactive games Research Card Sorting Essay planning Timed essay practice

9 China Reading List Option D: A World Divided: Communism and Democracy in the 20th Century Topic D1: China, C ``Fenby J — Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the China He Lost (Free Press, 2005) ``Lynch M — China: From Empire to People's Republic, (Hodder Murray, 1996) ``Mitter R — A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World (Oxford University Press, 2005) 10 ``Roberts J A G — A History of China, Second Edition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) ``Schoppa R K — The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History (Columbia UP, 2000) Short P — Mao a Life (Hodder and Staughton1999,paperback John Murray, 2004) ``Spence J D —The Search for Modern China, Second Edition (W W Norton and Co Ltd, 1999) ``Stewart G — China (Heinemann, 2006) Topic D2: China under Mao, ``Chang J and Halliday — J–Mao : The Unknown Story (Jonathan Cape, 2005) (incredible biased against Mao) ``Lynch M — The People’s Republic of China Since 1949 (Hodder Murray, 2008) ``Roberts J A G — A History of China, Second Edition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) ``Schoppa R K — The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History (Columbia UP 2000) Schram S R — The Political Thought of Mao Tse-Tung (Penguin, 1969) (1960s view…pro Mao) Short P — Mao a Life (John Murray, 2004) (quite balanced view) ``Spence J D — The Search for Modern China Second Edition (Norton, (2000) ``Stewart G — China (Heinemann, 2006) ``Zhisui Li — The Private life of Chairman Mao (Chatto and Windus, 1994) Others for interest: Memoirs: Jung Chang – Wild Swans, Harper Collins 1991 (A Woman’s perspective) Gao Yuan – Born Red: A chronicle of the Cultural Revolution Cheng Nien – Life and Death in Shanghai, Grove Press 1986 Zhang Xianliang – Grass Soup, Secker and Warburg (Life in a Gluag) Zhisui Li — The Private life of Chairman Mao (Chatto and Windus, 1994 (His doctor’s view) Adeline Yenmah – A Thousand Pieces of Gold (the Past through Proverbs – very interesting) Gavin Menzies – 1421, the year that China Discovered the World. (Historically debatable!) I suggest getting a couple Of these books over the Holidays and having a Read. The books that are underlined are the texts I will provide you with. I look forward to seeing you in September!

10 Unit 2 – British History Depth Studies –Britain : Representation and Reform (MH) Recommended reading List A range of resources to give you some background on the topic. George Eliot Felix Holt Charles Dickens Hard times A Tale of Two Cities. Elizabeth Gaskell North and South Cranford Biographies of Robert Peel and Lord Liverpool E.P.Thompson The Making Of the English Working Class ( 3 books in one - look at protest ) E Hobsbawm The Age of Empire. A FEAST OF ENTERTAINMENT! (From Mr Hobby)

11 China vs Europe Marco…….Polo! Highlight extract. Marco Polo (c – January 8, 1324) was a merchant from the Venetian Republic who wrote Il Milione, which introduced Europeans to China. He learned about trading whilst his father and uncle voyaged through Asia and met Kublai Khan.The three of them embarked on an epic journey to Asia, returning after 24 years. What impression do you get of Ancient China from Marco Polo’s account? What does it suggest about how developed China was by the 14 th Century?

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13 China vs Europe 3.What was going on in Europe at the time? How do they compare? Why are there differences?

14 China vs Europe Summer Homework 1.RESEARCH A) Draw a brief timeline of Chinese History from 2200BC – c. 1900AD. Label Dynasties and key events. (Use photocopied readings Lynch P 1-6 and Stewart P – see EK) Label China above the line only. Leave space below for question (B). B)Find a timeline of key events in European History (Good ole Google??) Label European events below the line. 2. ANALYSIS How do they compare? Any surprises? Try to account for differences. When does China start to ‘lag behind’ Europe? Any idea why? Please bring to our first lesson! Any issues Remember a timeline is like a graph, space years evenly to aid analysis.


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