History (Modern European History)AS Level - 9389



This subject is equivalent to a subject on the ‘approved list’ for University Entrance.

Recommended Background:

General prequisite for AS study

Course Description:

The course offers the chance to study some of the most significant and dynamic events of the modern age- from the French to the Russian Revolution. The course will foster; • an interest in the past and an appreciation of human endeavour • a greater knowledge and understanding of historical periods or themes • a greater awareness of historical concepts such as cause and effect, similarity and difference, and change and continuity • an appreciation of the nature and diversity of historical sources available, and the methods used by historians • the ability to think independently and make informed judgements on issues • an empathy with people living in different places and at different times • a firm foundation for further study of History Topics covered: Modern Europe 1789 - 1917. Liberalism and Nationalism in Italy and Germany 1815 - 1871. The French Revolution 1789 - 1814 The Russian Revolution 1894 - 1917 Origins of World War One 1900 - 1914 The Industrial Revolution 1800 - 1890


Paper 13 Source Based External Compulsory Weighting: 40%
Paper 23 Outline Study External Compulsory Weighting: 60%