History (European Dictators) A Level - 9389



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

Recommended Background:

You must have completed and gained at least a D in the Modern European History course at AS Level in order to do this course. Your marks from your AS course will be combined with your marks from this course to give you your A2 Level mark. It may be possible to do your A Level History in one year. You would need to select both this course and the AS History course [Modern European History] in order to do this. You should ask Mr Hamilton if you wish to do your A Level in one year.

Course Description:

The course involves studying the dictators of Europe of the 20th Century- looking at how they came to power and how they ruled once in power. The other part of the course is looking at differing interpretations of the Holocaust. This involves studying differing Historians’ interpretations as to how the Holocaust occured and differing interpretations as to the degree of culpability of those involved in perpetrating the Holocaust.


  • Interpretations question - The Holocaust
  • Interpretations question - Europe of the dictators


Paper 13 & 23 C/F AS Mark External Compulsory Weighting: 50%
Paper 33 Interpretation question:The Holocaust External Compulsory Weighting: 20%
Paper 43 Depth Study: Europe of the dictators. External Compulsory Weighting: 30%