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#31 Andy L

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 10:44 PM

I teach OCR modules:

Foreign and Imperial Relations 1846-1902
Causes and Consequences of WW1

Very keen to share ideas and resources!

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 11:01 AM

Here we teach IB Standard and Higher Level

Standard Level

Rise and Rule of One-Party States, including

Fascist Italy
Weimar Republic and Rise of Hitler
Nazi Germany
Castro's Cuba
Mao's China

The Cold War, including:

Germany and the Cold War
Containment & the Marshall Plan
Korean War
Peaceful co-existence & Khruschev
Hungarian Uprising
Cuban Missile Crisis
Nixon, China & Detente
The End of the Cold War

Higher Level

European History, 1789-1900, including:

French Revolution
Restoration and the Congress System
1830 & 1848 Revolutions
July Monarchy
2nd Empire
Unification of Italy
Unification of Germany
Bismarck's Germany
3rd Republic
The Eastern Question
Russia: 1815-1900
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#33 Cheryl H

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 11:10 AM

I am teaching OCR.

Anyone else teach the AS document paper on Nazi Germany or Liberals and Labour 1899-1918? For A2 I teach Civil Rights in America 1865-1980.

Interested in swapping resources and advice as I'm new to teaching A'level this year.

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 01:23 PM

Very interested to see so many teaching Edexcel as am hoping to change to this (just started at a new school)

Interested in doing
Unit 1 : Poverty/Poor Law
Unit 2 : Railways
Unit 3 : Parliamentary Reform
(Builds nicely from GCSE)

Unit 4: ????
Unit 5 ?????
Unit 6 Nazi Germany

Does anyone do similar???
Also, any suggestions/ideas from experience about coursework/personal study OR exam for units 4/5. Easier for students? Why have so many of you gone for exam only route?

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 02:53 PM

I do parliamentary reform for unit 3 and 5.

I have done unit 5 as courseowrk and found the grades never came out that high as the boundaries are so high for the coursework
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 07:36 AM

Age of Peel
Parnell ( Documents)
Causes and Impact of World War 1

Investigation -Roosevelt
Theme - Ireland 1798-1921
Personal Study

Sorry can't remeber all module numbers -I would be interested to hear from anyone who does the 'open book' examination instead of Personal Study. :flowers:

#37 Carole Faithorn

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:28 AM

Just a quick post to bump this thread up and remind members of its existence.

Do add (or modify) what you teach at AS and A2. It helps a lot to find others doing the same/similar courses.

#38 Carl Fazackerley

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:55 AM



English History 1042- 1100 Themes in History (2583)
Nazi Germany 1933 - 1945 Document Studies (2582)
The Cold War 1945 -1945 World & European History ( 2586)


Britain 1899 1964 (2591)
Independent Investigation (2592)
Charlemagne (2587)
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#39 Karen P

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 10:05 PM

hello i hope someone on here can help

I am in my 3rd year teaching history and have no experince of A-level, start a new job Septmeber and the school has no S.O.W or lesson plans or real resources and i am meant to start teaching the following:

Imperial and Weimar Germany 1871-1925, Germany 1880-1980 and the Holocaust 1938-1945.

any help, ideas, resources, S.O.W anythingas starting to stress as not even sure where to begin with it all.

If anyone can send me anything they think can help i would really appreciate it.


Edit: e-mail removed so it doesn't get spammed.

Edit see Nicky Boughey's very kind offer in your other post here

Edited by Carole Faithorn, 15 August 2006 - 10:40 PM.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 02:21 PM

Hello All,

I have just taught (at my old school):


Depth Studies - Germany 1919-45, USA 1910-1929

Outline Studies - USA 1929-1990

Coursework - WWI

A-Level - Edexcel

U1 - Russia in Revolution 1905-1917

U2 - Fascist Italy

U3 - Coursework

U4 - Personal Study Option Coursework

U5 - Changing nature of Warfare

U6 - The Cold War to Detente

In my new school I will be teaching:

GCSE - Edexcel

Depth Studies - The Russian Revolution c1910-1924, The Depression and the New Deal 1929-41

Outline Studies - The Emergence of Modern China 1911-76, A Divided Union 1941-80
Coursework - Jack the Ripper, Popular Culture in the 1960's

A-Level - Edexcel

U1 - The Seeds of Evil: The rise of National Socialism in Germany to 1933

U2 - Italy: the rise of Fascism 1918-25

U3 - Life in Hitler's Germany, 1933-39

U4 - The Age of Peel

U5 - Reoresentation and Democracy in Britain 1830-1931

U6 - The Soviet Union after Lenin 1924-41

If anyone needs any help or ideas with any of the topics taught in my first school please contact me, if anyone has any ideas for the syllabuses at my new school - please contact me!


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Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:02 AM

We teach AQA Early Modern and Modern History.

I teach the World History part (Alternative H) Rise and Decline of the Great Powers, The Cold War, The Vietnam War and Eastern Europe. We will be doing the personal study this year instead of the UN paper.

#42 DAJ Belshaw

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:59 PM

Not teaching AS/A2 at my new school, but I'm an examiner for:

Edexcel AS Unit 2 Module 10b - The Triumph of Bolshevism? Russia 1918-29

Doug :hehe:

#43 Helen D

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 10:51 AM


Unit 1 - Just changed to Russia in Revolution (was Poverty and the British state but the kids, and teachers, found it dull!!) Any help/resources here would be great!

Unit 2 - France in Revolution - taught this a few times

Unit 3 - War and the French Revoltionary State - as above

Unit 4 - the Boubons Restored: France 1815-30 - done a bit

Unit 5 - Personal study/coursework

Unit 6 - Radicalism and the British State: Chartists - taught by others in dept many times.

Hope these lists lead to some exchanges!

#44 Roy Huggins

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:12 PM

Hi Guys

We teach AQA Options Q for British and D for European

Britain 1815 - 1841
French Revolution, Treaty of Vienna and Congress System
AS Coursework Essays: Poor Law and Reforms of the Anglican Church

Britain 1841 - 1885
France 1814 - 1914
Italian Unification
Cousework: Personal Studies

The one thing AQA does seem to do well these days is A Levels.

I'll happily trade resources, schemes of work with anyone who is doing the same or even thinking of changing.

I've just attached my latest British AS & A2 Schemes of work if anyone would like a copy. I've also included an old but still very good Italian Unification Scheme of work. Our AS & A2 European Schemes are currently under review.Attached File  AS_Britsh_1815___1841.doc   466.5KB   3211 downloadsAttached File  AS_Britsh_Foreign_Policy_1815___1830.doc   258.5KB   3147 downloadsAttached File  A2_Britsh_1843___1885.doc   388.5KB   4896 downloadsachment]Attached File  Italian_Unification.doc   70.5KB   3400 downloads

Kind Regards


Edited by rhuggins, 03 September 2006 - 08:34 PM.

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#45 Gidz


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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:27 PM

Been a couple of changes this last 12 months:

EDEXCEL (still,.......)

Unit 1: Russia Between the Revolutions
Unit 2: Weimar
Unit 3: Life in Nazi Germany to 1939
Unit 4: Individual Assignment
Unit 5: Tudor State, 1485-1603 / Option as exam or coursework - have 'til Dec to decide.
Unit 6: Power and Control, Nazi State: to 1945


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