As-level history

AS-Level History complete content and assessment objectives

Unit group 1
British study and enquiry

Alfred and the Making of England 871–1016
Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 1035–1107
England 1199–1272
England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII
England 1485–1558: the Early Tudors
England 1547–1603: the Later Tudors
The Early Stuarts and the Origins of the Civil War 1603–1660
From Pitt to Peel: Britain 1783–1853
Liberals, Conservativesand theRise of Labour 1846–1918
Britain 1900–1951
Britain 1930–1997

Unit group 2
Non-British period study

The Crusades and the Crusader States 1095–1192
The German Reformation and the rule of Charles V 1500–1559
Russia 1645–1741
The American Revolution 1740–1796
The French Revolution and therule of Napoleon 1774–1815
Italy and Unification 1789–1896
The USA in the 19th Century: Westward expansion and Civil War 1803–c.1890
International Relations 1890–1941
Russia 1894–1941
Italy 1896–1943
Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963
The Cold War in Asia 1945–1993
The Cold War in Europe 1941–1995
Apartheid and Reconciliation: South African Politics 1948–1999

Assessment details

Assessment Objectives
  • AO1 Demonstrate, organise and communicate knowledge and understanding to analyse and evaluate the key features related to theperiodsstudied, makingsubstantiated judgements and exploring concepts, as relevant,of cause, consequence,change,continuity, similarity, difference and significance.
  • AO2 Analyse and evaluate appropriate source materials, primary and/orcontemporary to the period, within its historical context.
  • AO3 Analyse and evaluate, in relation to the historical context, differentways inwhich aspects of the past have been interpreted.