AQA A LEVEL HISTORY

1C: THE TUDORS, ENGLAND 1485-1603

This option gives you the opportunity to study breadth issues of continuity and change in the period of the Tudor Dynasty. Starting with the reign of Henry VII in 1485, we shall explore issues under the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and ending with Elizabeth I in 1603.

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1D STUART BRITAIN AND THE CRISIS OF MONARCHY, 1603–1702

This option will study one of the most tumultuous periods in British History, the period of the Stuart dynasty. Starting with the reign of James I in 1603, this course shall study the breakdown in relationship between the monarchy and Parliament, leading to the English Revolution and Civil War. We will then go on to study how the monarchy was restored with the Glorious revolution of 1688, going onto looking at the end of the Stuart Dynasty.

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1H TSARIST AND COMMUNIST RUSSIA, 1855–1964

This course will engage in the study of the Russian Empire as it enters into a period of decline under Alexander II, Alexander III and Nicholas II. Next this course shall move to explore the causes and consequences of the First World War, the subsequent Revolution and establishment of the Soviet Union. Finally, we shall explore the period of the USSR under Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev.

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1J THE BRITISH EMPIRE, C1857–1967

The British Empire course will engage in the study of continuity and change of the historical period towards the end of the period of British Empire. We'll be asking the question of why the British Empire expanded in the 1850s, and subsequently contracted. We shall then finally explore the period leading to the decline and collapse of the British Empire into the 1960s.

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1K THE MAKING OF A SUPERPOWER: USA, 1865–1975

The United States, following the end of the Civil War, went through a period of contraction and expansion into a superpower. This course will explore the USA from the period of reconstruction to the emergence of the Cold War and the USA developing into a superpower.

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2N REVOLUTION AND DICTATORSHIP: RUSSIA, 1917–1953

The period from 1917 to 1953 was one of the most reformative periods of Russian History. During this course we shall study the break down of the Russian Empire during the Revolutions of 1918, and subsequent Russian Civil War and the establishment of the Soviet Union.

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2O DEMOCRACY AND NAZISM: GERMANY, 1918–1945

Germany following the First World War was arguably the most influential periods in World History. This course shall study the collapse of Imperial Germany, the Establishment of Weimar Germany, the rise of the Nazi Party and finally the study of Nazi Germany from its inception in 1933, to its collapse in 1945.

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2Q THE AMERICAN DREAM: REALITY AND ILLUSION, 1945–1980

Following the end of the Second World War, the USA became the most dominant superpower on the world stage, in this course we're going to explore the development of the United States from the end of the Second World War, to the beginning of the Reagan Administration.

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2R THE COLD WAR, C1945–1991

In this course, we're going to have detailed study of period of Cold War between the USA and the USSR. This was a period of economic competition, proxy conflicts and political collapse.

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2S THE MAKING OF MODERN BRITAIN, 1951–2007

The Modern Britain Course will take us from British History following the end of the Second World War, to the period of New Labour with Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

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