A-Level History (AQA)
History at A-level is one of the most popular subjects in the school. Students are offered an opportunity to study either the European course or the World course, both of which are very successful. History is one of the most highly valued A-Level subjects by universities. Many of our students go on to study History at university, while those who do not often find their study of History aids them in their own subject, whether arts or sciences.
In Year 13 pupils from both courses study Russia for a Non Examined Assessment of 3500 words. There is also the opportunity to join us on a trip to Russia in February half term. They also complete their paper 1 and 2 courses begun in Year 12. Please visit out Year 12 page for full details of our two courses and a range of support materials.
Below you will Find support for the NEA and following on after that you find a range of review materials for papers 1 and 2.
NEA Support Materials
NEA Summer Work 2019
The following 5 tasks should be completed before you return in Year 13 to get your NEA research off to a great start. Each document has clear instructions about what you need to do.
Russia NEA Reading Materials and Podcasts
Tsar Alexander II – Liberator or Traditionalist
Alexander II and III Textbook Sample.
http://www.blacksacademy.net/content/3702 – Intro/The Reaction
http://www.blacksacademy.net/content/3702 – Security/Repression
http://www.blacksacademy.net/content/3705 – Education Reaction
http://www.blacksacademy.net/content/3704 – Local Politics Reaction
Provisional Government and the 1917 Revolutions
Purges Guided Reading for SHP Grey and Red Text
Stalin the Myth links on youtube (watchs parts 1-5)
Russia NEA Coursework Podcasts
This section is for Year 13 students working on their Russia Coursework. The following are eminent Historians giving lectures given at teacher conferences and have been kindly recorded for our use through our links with the Princes Teaching Institute. Where they have provided supporting documents and powerpoints these are underneath.
The History Department has put together two podcasts of their own on Repression and Agriculture in Russia which will help you pick your way through the minefield of Russian historiography.
PODCAST TOPIC BOOKS USED FOR DISCUSSION
The Use of Terror in Stalinist and Tsarist Russia
What influenced Tsarist and Soviet approaches to Agriculture?
Paper 1 and 2 Review Materials
USA – challenge quiz
PS Guides and Revision
USA Extract Questions (PDFs from Zip)
MR LEIGH’s Webcasts – These talk through the marking of exam questions and the planning of exam questions…
You may also find useful revision materials at the website below (Thanks to Ms Hart’s School for these).