The AS curriculum consists of two modules:
- Britain 1603-1642: This module examines the power struggle between the monarchy and Parliament. Students study why the relationship between the Stuart Kings and Parliament broke down, and the causes of the English Civil War.
- The Impact of Stalin’s leadership in the USSR 1924-41: This unit provides an opportunity to investigate the impact of Stalinist rule on the USSR during this key period of its political, economic and social development. Students explore how Stalin rose to and consolidated his power, as well as studying the key changes that transformed Soviet society into a modern, industrialised, totalitarian state.
The A2 curriculum consists of two modules:
- International Relations 1945-2004: From the beginning of the Cold War to the emergence of terrorism, students learn how the interrelationship of individuals and ideas has influenced change in the 20th century.
- Investigation of Historical Issue (How Wars Begin): With teacher guidance, students work independently to conduct an historical investigation. Students develop a thematic understanding of approximately one hundred years of European history (1815-1915). A mature approach and keen analytical skills are the essential elements of this module.