History at St Anne’s continues to offer challenging and relevant materials and skills for those moving on to university and those entering ‘gainful employment’. In terms of content we continue to work on understanding the world as it is through studying key elements of the past that have contributed significantly to the world as it stands.
“Students enjoy the challenge of history: it establishes a set of approaches to issues that serve beyond the school and university context.”
In Year 12 the focus is the life and demise of Communism in Europe using the Soviet Union and East Germany as examples. Beyond this we also look significantly at Britain and the way it has developed towards the welfare state created after World War 2. There will be a coursework component in which a particular problem and a variety of historian’s interpretations is investigated relating to the East Germany Study.
Students enjoy the challenge of history, and it establishes a set of approaches to issues that serve beyond the school and university context. They engage with ‘real life’ issues of governance, democracy and social participation, issues that will be appropriate to help them guide future decisions.
Grade B and above in History GCSE required.
Assessment is conducted through written examination and coursework.
Units Year 12
German Democratic Republic 1949-90
Units Year 13
Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780–1939 Coursework on Historians’ views of the German Democratic Republic.