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Why study history ? History teaches you a range of different issues, values and themes which are important to the world of work allows us to understand, judge and interpret information encourages critical thinking to become independent and work under pressure develop an understanding of how we have arrived at the present point develop our own ideas, thoughts and opinions construct arguments and develop your own opinions
What is the IB? The International Baccalaureate is a broad and balanced Diploma course. It is recognised as a first rate international University entrance qualification. The Diploma allows students to specialise in certain areas, but also maintain a breadth of academic study It is aimed at a wide spectrum of ability. It is usually taught in small classes of 4-8 International Baccalaureate History
The Course The course content is very varied and covers some of the most fascinating events, people and concepts from the last century Topics include: –Russian History including the rule of Lenin and Stalin –Castro’s rule in Cuba 1959-present –Mao Tse-Tung and his rule in China –The First and Second World Wars –The Spanish Civil War –The Vietnam War –Assessment Students are examined at the end of the two year course. The exams therefore test all of the skills that students have built up over time. Students also complete one 2,000 word piece of coursework on any history topic of their choice.
A LEVEL HISTORY The Department follows the WJEC History AS level course. This comprises 2 Units in Y12 and two Units in Y13. AS Modules are examined in June of Y12. Resits can be taken in January of Y13.
HY1 - Unit 1 General topic 1: Politics and Government in Wales and England, c.1780-1832 Focus: A study of the main changes and developments in politics and government. Key Issues: The reasons for the growth of the Parliamentary reform movement The Younger Pitt and the impact of the French revolution, 1790-1801. Lord Liverpool's government and the radical challenge, 1812- 1822. The liberal Tory reforms, 1822-1830. The Reform Bill Crisis and the reasons for the passing of the Reform Act of 1832
HY1 - Unit 2 General topic 2: Economic and Social Change and Popular Protest, c.1815-1848 Focus: A study of the main economic and social changes and how they impacted on the growth of popular protest in Wales and England Key Issues: The causes of, and events connected with, popular protest in the rural areas of Wales and England (including Scotch Cattle, Swing, Poor Law and Rebecca) The causes of, and events connected with, popular protest in the urban areas of Wales and England (including the Merthyr Rising, Factory movement, Poor Law, Chartism, Trade Unions and Anti-Corn Law League)
HY2 In-Depth Study NAZI GERMANY c.1933-1945 You will study: Reasons for Nazi party growth and support by 1933 Hitler's election as Chancellor This will include looking at: The establishment of the Nazi dictatorship The roles of propaganda, indoctrination and terror in the Third Reich. Nazi social, religious and racial ideology and policy. The role of the Nazi Party in the Third Reich. Nazi economic policy: recovery and rearmamentNazi foreign policy up to 1939
How will History be taught ? It will be slightly different from what you might have experienced at GCSE. There will be a range of different teaching methods. These will include debate and discussion independent research seminar and whiteboard presentations opportunities for a visit in Year 13 Department website Department websiteUse of the Department websiteDepartment website