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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 12 History
Term 1How did Stalin rise to power in Russia, and how did Mao create a New Power Structure in China?   
With one teacher, students will study the establishment of communist rule in China from 1949-57. The aftershocks of these changes are still being felt today as China emerges as a great economic and political power on the world stage. Students will study China in 1949, the New Power Structure, how the CCP defeated its opponents and China and the Korean War. With their second teacher, students will learn about the key political, social and economic features of communist rule in Russia during the twentieth century, an era that saw its authority and influence rise to the status of a superpower, only to diminish and decline later in the century. The focus of study is on Communist government in the USSR 1917–85.
Assessment: China: Unit 1 - 20 mark assessment question Russia: Unit 1 - Section A and Section B (2x20 mark essays)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Why did Russia move towards a command economy, and why did Mao establish communes?   
With one teacher, students will study in depth of the transformation of communist China's industry in the years 1949–65. They will study the early changes to agriculture, the communes, and the First and Second Five Year Plans. With their second teacher, students will learn about the transformation of Russia's industry in the years 1917-85. They will study the move towards a command economy, industry and agriculture in the Stalin era and the changing economic priorities 1953-85.
Assessment: China: Unit 2 - 20-mark assessment question​ Russia: Unit 2 - Section A and Section B (2x 20 mark essays)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3How did Russia use the secret police to enforce cultural changes, and why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution?   
With one teacher, students will study in depth the Cultural Revolution and its aftermath 1966-76. Students will study Mao's reasons for launching the Cultural Revolution, the Red Guards, the Red Terror, attacks on Mao, and the winding down of the Cultural Revolution. With their second teacher, students will learn about Russian control of the people 1917-85. They will study media, propaganda and religion, whilst also investigating the use of the secret police and state and cultural change.
Assessment: China: Full Paper 2 Mock Exam Russia: Section A and Section B (2x 20 mark essays)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Did the Russian Revolution transform society as Lenin believed it would, and did Mao succeed in changing Chinese society and culture?   
With one teacher, students will study social and cultural changes in China in the years 1949–76. They will study the changing status of women, education and health provision, culture and religion. With their second teacher, students will learn about the key social developments in Russia 1917-85. They will study social security, women, the family, education, and young people.
Assessment: China: Unit 3 or 4 - 20-mark assessment question​ Russia: Unit 3 or 4 - Section A and Section B (2x20 mark essays)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5How can I effectively revise for my End of Year Examinations?   
This term, students will finish their studies of China and Russia. They will then focus on improving their exam technique to prepare themselves for their End of Year exams. They will revise content previously covered this year, and take a deeper look at some topics.
Assessment: China: Unit 4 - 20-mark assessment question Russia: Full Paper assessment - Section A, Section B and Section CKey Words and Terms
 
Term 6Completion of a coursework enquiry, and how did Britain lose and gain an empire between 1763–1914?    
With one teacher, students will explore the development of the British empire and the part played in this by the Royal Navy and merchant marine. Looking at social, economic and political issues, students will study a series of developments that started with an imperial catastrophe which threatened to reduce Britain once more to a European offshore island, but would then transform Britain's standing in the world so that by the end of the period it had the largest empire the world has known. With their second teacher, students will begin researching and then writing their coursework. The purpose of this coursework is to enable students to develop skills in the analysis and evaluation of interpretations of history in a chosen question, problem or issue as part of an independently researched assignment. The focus is on understanding the nature and purpose of the work of the historian. Students will be required to form a critical view based on relevant reading on the question, problem or issue.
Assessment: China: Full Paper 2 Mock Exam​ Russia: Full Paper assessment - Section A, Section B and Section CKey Words and Terms
 

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