- Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
- Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.
•acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of aspects such as social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity, as appropriate.
•build on your understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study.
•improve as an effective and independent learner.
•devlop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and to research these questions.
•acquire an understanding of the nature of historical study.
•develop your use and understanding of historical terms, concepts and skills
•make links and draw comparisons within and/or across different periods and aspects of the past.
•organise and communicate your historical knowledge and understanding in
•different ways, arguing a case and reaching substantiated judgements.
Units 1 & 2 - Communist States in the twentieth century - Russia 1917–91: from Lenin to Yeltsin
These two units comprises a study in breadth, in which you will learn about the key political, social and economic features of communist rule in Russia and the USSR during the twentieth century. This era saw the authority and influence of Russia rise to the status of a superpower, only to diminish and decline later in the century. This option also contains a study in depth of historical interpretations on a broad key question: the reasons for the fall of the USSR, c1985–91.
Unit 3 - Communist States in the twentieth century - Mao’s China
This unit comprises a study in depth of the transformation of communist China in the years 1949–76. The aftershocks of these changes are still being felt today as China emerges as a great economic and political power on the world stage. By studying this unit you will gain an in-depth understanding of the nature and extent of change in this period, the effects of Mao Zedong’s policies on the lives of the Chinese people, and Mao’s role in driving dramatic political, social and economic changes.
Examination Board: EDEXCEL Examination Codes: A level 8HI0
By the end of the AS Level you will have begun to successfully interpret and analyse historical sources. As well as learning about these very interesting historical periods, the principal focus of these units is to enable learners to be able to successfully handle the original sources and develop the skills of the historian.