Students study the following historical periods: Germany (1918–48) focusing on World War I and the aftermath of defeat, the liberal experiment, Hitler and the road to dictatorship and the Nazi state in peace and in war; the Changing World Order during The Cold War focusing on the origins of the superpower rivalry, Berlin and the Iron Curtain; the nature of the Cold War including the Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Arms Race, Vietnam, Afghanistan and finally the collapse of the USSR. They will analyse a variety of sources, written, visual and audio and produce written analysis as well as take an external exam.
50% – Historical Skills
20% – Historical Study
30% – Examination
This subject has an exam.
There are no prerequisites for Stage 2 Modern History.