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Modern history

Two Unit Board Developed Course (BDC) Category A

The modern history course is designed for students who are interested in the world around them, and who like to question why it is the way it is. It challenges them to think critically about the technological, economic, political and moral changes of the 19th and 20th centuries. Students investigate the forces that have shaped the world, through the analysis and interpretation of sources. It fosters a critical approach to understanding events, issues and interpretations as well as the effective communication of accounts conveying ideas, judgements and evidence.

Further information is available on the Modern history syllabus website.

Year 11

Course content:

  • investigating modern history
  • the nature of modern history
  • case studies
  • historical investigation
  • the shaping of the modern world.

Year 12

Course content:

  • core study: power and authority in the modern world 1919–1946
  • national studies
  • peace and conflict
  • change in the modern world.