The options that you will study are:
Challenge and Transformation: Britain c1851-1964
This option allows students to study in breath issues of change, continuity, cause and consequence in this period through a series of key questions.
Part One: This section considers Victoria and Edwardian Britain from c1851 to the start of World War One.
- Section One – looks at the political system and developments, changes in the economy and society and the condition of Ireland and Anglo-Irish relations between 1850 -1886
- Section Two – looks at the challenges to the status quo, c1886 – 1914
Part Two: The World Wars and their legacies: Britain, 1914-1964
- Section Three – The Great War and its impact, 1914 -1939
- Section Four – Transformation and change, 1939-1964
Italy and Fascism, c1900-1945
This option provides for the study in depth of a period of Italian history during which democracy gave way to Fascism. You will study concepts such as liberalism, extremism, Fascism and authority and the opportunity to reflect on the reasons for political change, economic and political developments and the factors which promote and sustain dictatorship.
- Part One: the crisis of Liberal Italy and the Rise of Mussolini, c1900-1926, This crisis of liberal Italy c1900-1915, Mussolini’s Rise to Power 1915-22. The emergence of Fascist Italy 1922-26.
- Part Two: Fascist Italy, 1926-45, Fascist Society 1926-40, Fascist foreign policy 1926-40, Fascist Italy and War 1940-45.
NEA – Independent research and production of c4,000 word essay on a topic from the Tudor period