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#1 Andrew Day

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 08:48 AM

I work in a school with a three year KS4 and so I need to get things in place for September! The new AQA period study is Germany 1890-1945.

 

I'm fine with most of the content but the early part of the content is new to me: Rule of the Kaiser, growth of parliamentary government, influence of Prussian militarism, industrialisation, social reform and growth of socialism, domestic importance of the Navy Laws.

 

Just an appeal really - Can anyone share any resources on this period or failing that recommend a text book that covers it or failing that recommend a book on the period for me and my team to swat up on or any guidance at all. I'm more than happy to share any resources that we produce or any that we have already on the rest of the topic.

 

Many thanks


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#2 Mrs Lintott

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 08:34 PM

Hi Andrew

 

Thinking outside the box but the Nelson Thornes AQA book on Russia and Germany by Waller et al might be good for this. It's an A Level book but due the amount of other content required it has quite a manageable level on information on the German governments at this point. For even more depth (should you need it!), William Carr's "A History of Germany" is excellent.

 

I'm a bit jealous - I'd love to be doing this unit! We'll probably be abandoning AQA for Edexcel but I'll be pushing for the Germany option on that one.

 

Good luck!



#3 Andrew Day

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 12:12 PM

Thank you very much I will be ordering these ASAP. Just out of interest why are you switching to Edexcel? We are switching from OCR to AQA because of AQA's GCSE being based on two exams rather than three and we were more or less happy with the course content - as it stands. Best wishes and thanks for the help.


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#4 Mrs Lintott

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 06:54 PM

We've been very happy with AQA - good quality marking and admin - but feel their new GCSE has a bit too much content and too many 'combinations'. We did a quick poll of our current Year 11s and they almost unanimously said they'd prefer 3 shorter exams to 2 long ones. Swings and roundabouts I guess!



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 09:30 AM

Hi Andrew, I'm sharing resources and ideas here:

 

https://edmodo.com/p...oup_id/13867851

 

I also have a Dropbox of stuff - message me if you'd like a link (need an email address)


 


#6 Andrew Day

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 08:51 AM

I've sent a  direct message with my e-mail. I tried clicking on the edmodo link but there wasn't anything there when I clicked on it. I've registered but still nothing. I'm probably missing something obvious. Anyway many thanks for the offer it's much appreciated.


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