Overview:

Year 12 & 13 students have 5 lessons each week.

Students have History homework set every week, however all students in Sixth Form are expected to allocate time outside of lessons for further study.

Curriculum:

In Year 12 Autumn we study:
English Civil War
Key Concepts:
  • Understand The Events Leading Up To The English Civil War
  • Understanding And Evaluating The Causes Of The English Civil War
  • Explaining And Analysing Changes Regarding Political Stability And Religion Between 1625-1688
  • Analysing And Evaluating Sources
Key Vocabulary:
Rebellion, Parliament, Monarch, Absolutism, Civil War, Puritan, Divine Right, Privy Council, Government
In Year 12 Spring we study:
How Revolutionary Was The Glorious Revolution?
Russia In Revolution 1894-1924
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
  • Revolutionary Ideals Behind The Overthrow Of James II
  • The Significance Of The Bill Of Rights
  • The Significance Of The Act Of Settlement
  • The Importance Of The Toleration Act
  • The Role Of Parliament
  • Analyse The Importance Of William III’s Wars In The Development Of A Financial Revolution
  • Evaluate How Revolutionary Was The Glorious Revolution?
  • To Understand The Role Of Tsar And To Analyse Nicholas’s Suitability
  • Explain Why The Russian Govt Embarked On A Programme Of Industrialisation In The 1890s
  • Analyse The Impact Of The Growth Of Radical Parties On Russian Politics
  • Why Did The 1905 Revolution Break Out And Analyse The Consequences
  • To Decide If The Dumas Were A Success Or Failure
  • The Analyse The Impact Of The First World War On The Russian Economy, Military And Politics
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
Passive obedience, Universal Suffrage, Convocation, Toleration, Non-Trinitarian, Jacobite, Whig Junto, Court and Country, Tontine
Repression, Autocrat, Duma, Double agent, Tariffs, Capital goods, Jewish Bund, Liberalism, Marxism, Mensheviks, Bolsheviks, Soviet
In Year 12 Summer we study:
Russia in Revolution 1894-1924
Russia in Revolution 1894-1924
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
  • Why Did The 1905 Revolution Break Out And Analyse The Consequences
  • To Decide If The Dumas Were A Success Or Failure
  • Stolypin, Repression And Reform
  • The Analyse The Impact Of The First World War On The Russian Economy, Military And Politics
  • How Did Demonstrations Lead To The February Revolution?
  • Why Was The Provisional Govt So Short Was Lived?
  • What Impact Did Lenin’s Return Have On The Russian Revolution?
  • What Impact Did The July Days Have?
  • Who Organised The Bolshevik Seizure Of Power?
  • Why Were The Bolshevik’s Able To Stay In Power After The October Revolution?
  • Why Did The Bolsheviks Win The Civil War?
  • Why Was The NEP Introduced In 1921?
  • Why Did Lenin Create The USSR?
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
Repression, Autocrat, Duma, Double agent, Tariffs, Capital goods, Jewish Bund, Liberalism, Marxism, Mensheviks, Bolsheviks, Soviet
Coup d’etat, Cheka, Politburo, Belorussian SSR, Federal State
In Year 13 Autumn we study:
Autumn Term 1
Autumn Term 2
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
  • Introduction to Britain in the 18th Century: Social Structure, Politics and Economy
  • The French Wars: The Outbreak, The Course Of and The Effects
  • Leadership of Napoleon and Wellington
  • The Crimean War: The Outbreak, The Course Of and The Effects
  • The Second Boer War: The Outbreak, The Course Of and The Effects
In Year 13 Spring we study:
Spring Term 1
Spring Term 2
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
  • World War One: The Outbreak, The Course Of, The Effects of and Leadership
  • Impact of Warfare on People’s Lives
  • How Was War Funded?
  • Changes In The Army 1790-1918
  • Changes In The Navy 1790-1918
  • Changes In The Weaponry 1790-1918
In Year 13 Summer we study:

By this point in the academic year, we have completed the course content and we are focusing on revision, exam technique and pace. Revision for this term continues on the speaking examination but with an additional focus on examination questions for the Listening, Reading and Writing parts of the exam.

Assessments:

Students are assessed 5-6 times a year – every half term or at the end of a topic. Assessment can take the form of a variety of styles such as writing, comprehension, presentations, examination questions.

In Year 13 Students choose a coursework to complete from within the units studied. This coursework amounts to 20% of the A-Level course.