Develop and expand your knowledge and understanding of key historical events, people and societies, and learn how to ask relevant questions about the past.
This course is one of our new Gold Star International GCSEs. Find out more about them here. The first opportunity sit exams for this course is 2019.
Duration of study
- Germany 1918-1919
- Early problems of the Weimar Republic 1919-1922
- The events of 1923
- The recovery of Germany 1924-1929
Section 2 - The rise of the Nazis
- The growth of the Nazi Party to 1929
- The Nazi breakthrough 1929-1933
- Germany 1933-1934
- Nazi methods of control
- Nazi social policies
Section 3 - War and downfall
- Nazi economic policies 1933-1939
- Nazi racial policies
- The Home Front
Section 4 - Russia 1905-1917
- Tsarist rule to 1905
- Tsarist rule 1905-1914
- Opposition to Tsarist rule 1914-1917
- The Provisional Government
- The Bolshevik Revolution
Section 5 - Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1924
- Bolshevik consolidation of power
- The Civil War
- War Communism
- New Economic Policy (NEP)
Section 6 - Dictatorship in the USSR 1924-1953
- The leadership struggle 1924-1929
- Collectivisation and Five-Year Plans
- Purges and show trials
- The cult of Stalin
Section 7 - Soviet life in peace and war 1924-1953
- Living and working in the Soviet Union 1924-1941
- Education and ethnic minorities 1924-1941
- World War II 1941-1945
- Post-war to 1953
Section 8 - The changing nature of warfare 1919-1939
- Changing methods of warfare 1914-1918
- The Spanish Civil War
- Aerial warfare in the inter-war years
Section 9 - War on land, sea and air 1939-1945
- Changing methods of land warfare 1939-1943
- D-Day and resistance
- Changing methods of air warfare 1939-1945
- Changing methods of sea warfare 1939-1945
Section 10 - New forms of conflict 1945-2011
- The nuclear age 1945-1975
- Conventional and guerrilla warfare 1945-1975
- Conventional and 'new' wars 1976-2000
- The 21st century 2000-2011
Exams and assessment
- 1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of marks
- 1 hour 30 minutes, 50% of marks
Non-exam assessment (NEA):
This course has:
- 1 introductory assignment
- 10 assignments
Set texts and resources
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- Android 4.4 or later, using the Chrome browser
- iOS 6 or later, using the Safari browser
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- Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
- Safari 6 or later
- Internet Explorer 10 or later (excluding IE11)
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