OVERVIEW OF THE PERIOD STUDY PROVISION FOR 2015 SOME SPECIFIC ISSUES STRUCTURE OF THIS SESSION
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 CURRENT PERIOD STUDY 1.ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF WALES AND ENGLAND c. 1483 – 1603 2. ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF WALES AND ENGLAND c. 1603 - 1715 3. ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF WALES AND ENGLAND c. 1780 - 1886 4. ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF WALES AND ENGLAND c. 1880 - 1980 5. ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF EUROPE, c. 1515 - 1621 6. ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF EUROPE c. 1696 - 1815 7. ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF EUROPE, c. 1815 - 1917 8. ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF EUROPE, c. 1878 - 1989 CHANGE AND CONTINUITY
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 1. GOVERNMENT, REBELLION AND SOCIETY IN WALES AND ENGLAND c.1485-1603 2. GOVERNMENT, REVOLUTION AND SOCIETY IN WALES AND ENGLAND c.1603-1715 3. POLITICS, PROTEST AND REFORM IN WALES AND ENGLAND c.1780-1880 4. POLITICS, PEOPLE AND PROGRESS IN WALES AND ENGLAND c.1880-1980 5. POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS CHANGE IN EUROPE c.1500-1598 6. EUROPE IN THE AGE OF ABSOLUTISM AND REVOLUTION c.1682-1815 7. REVOLUTION AND NEW IDEAS IN EUROPE c.1780-1881 8. EUROPE IN AN AGE OF CONFLICT AND CO-OPERATION c.1890-1991 SIMILARITY AND DIFFERENCE
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 SELECTING THE PERIOD STUDY YOU MAY NEED TO CHANGE PERIOD STUDY DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE OF DEPTH STUDY OR BREADTH STUDY YOU WILL NEED TO CHANGE MUCH OF WHAT YOU TEACH IF YOU RETAIN THE SAME PERIOD STUDY AREA YOU NOW COVER THERE WILL BE SIMILARITY AND DIFFERENCE CHANGE AND CONTINUITY WHATEVER YOU DECIDE.
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 THE WORKLOAD THE FOCUS OF STUDY IN THIS UNIT IS ON DEVELOPMENTS AND CHANGES OVER A BROADER TIMESCALE AND LEARNERS STUDY A RANGE OF SIGNIFICANT TOPICS SPANNING A SUBSTANTIAL DURATION. WE HAVE ATTEMPTED TO PROVIDE MORE DETAILED GUIDANCE ON THE CONTENT TO BE TAUGHT. WE HAVE ATTEMPTED TO STRUCTURE EACH PERIOD STUDY SO THAT IT CAN BE COMPLETED IN FOUR HALF TERMS OF STUDY. SIMILARITY AND DIFFERENCE
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 THE WORKLOAD WE HAVE PROVIDED A ONE YEAR COURSE AT AS IN YEAR 12 BUT WE DO ACCEPT THAT IT IS TOUGHER AND MORE CHALLENGING THAN THE CURRENT COURSE. WE ALSO ACCEPT THAT THE ENTIRE COURSE NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT AND THERE ARE NO ALTERNATIVE ROUTES OR CHOICES THROUGH THE PERIOD STUDY AS THERE ARE ON THE CURRENT COURSE.. SIMILARITY AND DIFFERENCE
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 PERIOD STUDY 4 ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF WALES AND ENGLAND, c.1880-1980 (AS) General topic 1: Wales and England in transition, c.1880-1929 General topic 2: British foreign policy, c.1902-1939 General topic 3 Party politics, 1900-1940 General topic 4 The changing role and status of women, 1880-1929 A2 General topic 1: Depression and austerity, 1929-1951 General topic 2: Changes in Wales, c.1945-1980 Outline theme 1: Social reform, c.1880-1980 Outline theme 2: Britain and Europe, c.1880-1980 THE CHANGES FROM THE 2012 SPECIFICATION INCREASE CHALLENGE FOR YEAR 12
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 THE CONTENT OF THE UNIT UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY The content of each unit is set out around FIVE CONCEPTS / PERSPECTIVES to make it manageable and to provide some structure for Centres Each has a number of content sub – sections with a clear historical focus Each covers a substantial chronological period Each MUST be studied – there are no alternative routes through the specification.
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 THE FOCUS OF THE UNIT In studying politics and society in Wales and England in this period, learners should consider general issues such as social conditions and reforms, economic challenges and reforms and the main political
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 THE COVERAGE OF THE UNIT CHRONOLOGICAL 1880 TO 1918 INTERWAR YEARS 1939 – 1951 1951 – 1980 THEMATIC challenges facing society 1900 - 1980 political changes 1880 - 1945 developments in Wales changing role and status of women
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 ASSESSMENT OF THE PERIOD STUDY Answer a choice, in TWO sections, of 2 from 4 open ended essays a more challenging assessment structure than current; showing clear progression from GCSE and set at the standard that should be expected at the end of the first year of an A level course; focussed on all of the criteria in the Assessment; whole of objective 1 – not elements of it as before; requires a debate and substantiated judgement – these are not YES / NO essays
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE 1 Demonstrate, organise and communicate knowledge and understanding to analyse and evaluate the key features related to the periods studied, making substantiated judgements and exploring concepts, as relevant, of cause, consequence, change, continuity, similarity, difference and significance. SIMILARITY
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 ASSESSMENT OF THE PERIOD STUDY Section A Select ONE from the two essay questions set. Shorter period coverage - usually more in the range of 15-40 years. Not too in-depth – it is a PERIOD study.
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 ASSESSMENT OF THE PERIOD STUDY Section B Select ONE from the two essay questions set. A more substantial period coverage – usually more than 40 years Not too wide – it is not a BREADTH STUDY.
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 APPLYING THE MARK SCHEME The mark scheme has two parts: -Indicative content -A generic grid split into mark bands 1.Identify the correct band from the descriptors 2.Select an appropriate mark from how securely the answer sits in the band 3.Use middle mark as a default and either confirm this or look to move to the higher mark in the band or, if necessary, to the lower mark in the band More details on applying the mark scheme will be found in the accompanying teacher guide to the specification.
UNIT 1 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 PERIOD STUDY FROM 2015 APPLYING THE MARK SCHEME