At Stage 2, students explore relationships among nations and groups, examine some significant and distinctive features of the world, and consider their impact on the contemporary world.
Students study the following historical periods: Germany (1918–48) focusing on WW1 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.
50% – Historical Skills
20% – Historical Study
30% – Examination
There are no prerequisites for Stage 2 Modern History.