The current course has three elements- these cover the following topics:
1) Germany in Transition, c.1919-1947- rise of the Nazi Party, changing life for the German people, War and its impact on life in Germany.
2) Russia in Transition, 1905-1924- causes of the Revolutions of 1917, causes of the Civil War, 1918-1921, development of the Communits state, 1921-1924.
3) The development of the USA, 1930-2000- Changing life in the USA, political and economic changes, social changes, Changing attitudes to the race issue 1930-2000
4) Course work- assessment of sources on Women and World War I, assessment fo interpretations about the British Generals in World War I.
For year 9 pupils from September 2016 the course has been altered.
There are three parts- these cover the following topics:
1) USA (1919-2000) Gangsters, Prohibition, Silent Cinema, Jazz, Talkies, Wall Street Crash, the Depression, WWII, the Red Scare, Odd Presidents, Films, Youth culture, Female changing roles.
2) Life In Britain 1951-1979- Austerity, affluence and discontent- rationing, NHS, Nationalisation, New Industries and Strikes.
3) Crime and Punishment from 1500 to present day - Pirates, Witches, Luddites, Police, Law Courts and Prisons
4) Course work - Interpretations in History- which will involve an investigation into an issue of historical controversy. E.g. Were the British Generals incompetent in WWI? Or Was the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940 a triumph?