Students till continue work from year 12 with continuing to look at the Mid Tudor Crisis and study Mary I and her ministers; royal authority; problems of succession; relations with foreign powers. The social impact of religious and economic changes under Mary I; rebellion; intellectual developments; humanist and religious thought. Students Will also spend time on retrieval practice and prepare for Mock 1.
For International Relations Students will be studying the end of the First World War and the peace settlement, 1917-1923. Including the collapse of the autocratic empires: Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire; nationalist ambitions and the impact on international relations and peace-making. Then continuing to look at peace-making, 1919–1923: the roles and aims of Clemenceau, Wilson and Lloyd George; the Treaty of Versailles; the East and Southern European settlements and the settlement with Turkey
In Tudors students will be studying Early Elizabethan England this will cover her character and aims; consolidation of power, including the Act of Settlement and relations with foreign powers. Students will further study the impact of economic, social and religious developments in the early years of Elizabeth's rule
Students will also study in International Relations the challenges to the peace settlement: the consequences of the USA’s return to isolationism and the League of Nations; the responses to the post-war settlement in France, Britain and Germany. Further studying the state of international relations by 1923: the position of the USA and Russia in world affairs; continuing border disputes; the occupation of the Ruhr and its consequences
In Tudors students will study Elizabethan government: court, ministers and parliament; factional rivalries. They will then move onto Foreign affairs: issues of succession and the threat from Mary, Queen of Scots, this will then develop into Foreign policy and relations with Spain.
In the International Relations unit students will study the ‘Spirit of Locarno’: consolidation of the post-war settlement; attempts at disarmament and conciliation in international relations, including the Dawes Plan, the Geneva Protocol and the Kellogg-Briand Pact. Students will make judgments about the success of the post war settlements. They will then begin to look at the Depression and its impact on international relations: the failures of the Lausanne and London Conferences on international debts and reparations. Changing balance of power: the ambitions of Italy, Japan and Germany. The collapse of collective security: the reasons for and consequences of the failure of League of Nations in the Manchurian and Abyssinia
In Tudors students will look at the Elizabethan economic development: trade, exploration and colonisation; prosperity and depression. Further religious developments before and after 1570. Students will then decide on whether Elizabeth was a 'Golden Age’ of art, literature and music.
In International relations students will complete the last section on coming of war this looks at Germany’s challenges to the Treaty of Versailles: the aims and actions of Hitler. The international response to German, Italian and Japanese aggression: the Rhineland Crisis; the Anschluss.. Continuing further to look at the causes of the outbreak of war in Europe, then looking at the development of the second World War from Western European to World War: the reasons for the escalation to world war; the entry of the Soviet Union; Japan, Pearl Harbor and the entry of the USA
Students will be revising for their exams. Students will be revising advanced content for both the Tudor and International Relations unit. this will include content revision and skills. Essay answers will be modelled using the I do, We do, You do approach. Students will spend time revising both topics and also also complete source and extract essays.