Head of Department
Ms S Lomas
Paper 1: Understanding the modern world. Written exam 50% of GCSE
Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship. This focuses on the development of Germany during a turbulent half century of change. It was a period of democracy and then dictatorship – the development and collapse of democracy and the rise and fall of Nazism. Students will study the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of these two developments and the role ideas played in influencing change. They will also look at the role of key individuals and groups in shaping change and the impact the developments had on them.
Paper 2: Shaping the nation. Written exam 50% of GCSE
Britain’s health & the people. This course will look at how medicine and public health developed in Britain since the fall of the Roman Empire until the 20th century. Students will study the Middle Ages, including the Black Death; the Renaissance, including the Great Plague; the development of Pasteur’s Germ Theory; the revolution in surgery, including the development of anaesthetics and antiseptics; and modern treatment of disease, such as penicillin, the influence of the two world wars, modern surgery, x-rays and finally the development of the NHS and the Welfare State.
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