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#16 MrsB

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Posted 08 June 2003 - 07:56 PM

Edexcel
Unit 1 - Boom and Bust (I teach this + have marked)
Unit 2 - Weimar Germany
Unit 3 - Stalin (I teach this)

Unit 4 - British FP between the wars (I teach this)
UNit 5 - our own coursework on British in India 1857-1947 (I teach this)
Unit 6 - Nazi Germany
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#17 Dan Moorhouse

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Posted 29 June 2003 - 12:55 PM

From September we're delivering:

Edexcel

Unit 1 - The Seeds of Evil
Unit 2 - Pursuing 'Life and Liberty'. Civil Rights in the US
Unit 3 - Life in Hitler's Germany

I'm down to teach Unit 1 and the bulk of Unit 3.

#18 Joanna C

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Posted 29 June 2003 - 02:24 PM

Edexcel

Unit 1 - The Seeds of Evil
Unit 2 - Italy Rise of Fascism
Unit 3 - Conflict, Depression and Opportunity, Britain 1919-1939

... is there anyone out there doing this interwar Britain who'd welcome the chance to trade ideas (given that there's so little decent published material)?

I've also marked Unit 2, Russia

#19 nforde

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 12:08 PM

EDEXCEL

Unit 1 Seeds of Evil
Unit 2 Democratic Experiment- Weimar Germany
Unit 3 A very English Reformation- Henry VIII

Unit 4 Nazi FP
Unit 5 The Tudor State
Unit 6 Nazi Power and Control


Have moved from my previous dept where we were champions of the coursework

Unit 1 Seeds of Evil or Henry VII
Unit 2 Lutheran Reformation (bit out of place)
Unit 3 Centre devised coursework on British Fascism

Unit 4 Coursework- centre designed Anti Semitism in England
Unit 5 Individual Assignment (actually was that Unit 4?)
Unit 6 Nazi power and control or Mid Tudor Crisis

Students loved the idea of just one exam in year 13. Produced very strong results and examiners were fine with that amount of coursework- a few raised eyebrows! Would be keen to hear from anyone who attempted a similar thing- thoughts. i'm thinking of trying it again, but the coursework paperwork was byzantine! :king:

#20 gav

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 06:28 PM

AQA Alternative H - 20th century European and World History

Can anybody recommend a good book for teaching the Decolonisation of Kenya unit - one of the most obscure topics i've come across given the lack of material to teach this in depth?

#21 Richard Drew

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 08:00 PM

No history A-Level for me, but if anyone shares the strange combination of a-levels i do teach i'd be very happy to swap ideas/resources:

Edexcel Politics (Route C for A2)

OCR AS Sociology (research skills module)
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#22 catherine6474

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Posted 07 September 2003 - 11:12 AM

AQA Option N - Unit 2 - Henry VII
Unit 5 - Tudors

also taught the old AQA course on tudors and through to Stuarts
also have taught Nazis, but its not my strong point!

Now teaching
OCR. Not sure of the unit numbers, but its:
AS - Henry VII
A2 - Themes: Russia 1855-1956
Depth: Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution
also coursework - individual studies.

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Posted 09 September 2003 - 04:19 PM

Edexcel

Unit 1 - Seeds of Evil
Unit 2 - Liberal Governments
Unit 3 - Coursework Hitler 's Germany
Unit 4 - British Foreign Policy
Unit 5 - Coursework USA 1776 to 1880
Unit 6 - Hitler

And yes, we are a state school which teaches History at IB. Have lots of resources which we are willing to share

#24 Dan Moorhouse

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 06:07 AM

From September we're delivering:

Edexcel

Unit 1 - The Seeds of Evil
Unit 2 - Pursuing 'Life and Liberty'. Civil Rights in the US
Unit 3 - Life in Hitler's Germany


And we now have A2 which covers:

Europe at War - online notes done so far are here.
Soviet Union after Lenin
Public Health in Britain (19th century)

#25 mattzb

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 08:09 PM

EdExcel

(numbers possibly jumbled, but hey-ho!)

1 Italian Fascism
2 AS Coursework - Causes of WWI (I'll be teaching one group from Sept.)
3 Henry VII
4 Elizabeth I
5 A2 Coursework - Russia 1850s - 1960s (I've been teaching this)
6 Nazi Germany

As of Sept - 70 down for AS, 35 for A2 :crazy:

#26 Gidz

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 10:37 PM

Edexcel

Unit 1 : Russia Between the Revolutions, 1905-1917
Unit 2 : Weimar, 1918-29
Unit 3 : Life in Hitler's Germany
Unit 4 : Italy: The Quest for Greatness
Unit 4i: Individual Assignment
Unit 5 : British Industrialisation, 1785-1914 (Coursework)
Unit 6 : Hitler and the Nazi State

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#27 lrobson

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 06:14 PM

EDEXCEL

Unit 1 Seeds of Evil
Unit 2 Democratic Experiment- Weimar Germany
Unit 3 A very English Reformation- Henry VIII

Unit 4 Nazi FP
Unit 5 The Tudor State
Unit 6 Nazi Power and Control


Have moved from my previous dept where we were champions of the coursework

Unit 1 Seeds of Evil or Henry VII
Unit 2 Lutheran Reformation (bit out of place)
Unit 3 Centre devised coursework on British Fascism

Unit 4 Coursework- centre designed Anti Semitism in England
Unit 5 Individual Assignment (actually was that Unit 4?)
Unit 6 Nazi power and control or Mid Tudor Crisis

Students loved the idea of just one exam in year 13. Produced very strong results and examiners were fine with that amount of coursework- a few raised eyebrows! Would be keen to hear from anyone who attempted a similar thing- thoughts. i'm thinking of trying it again, but the coursework paperwork was byzantine! :king:

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Hi! I noticed that you teah/ taught the edxcel syllabus The Tudor State. I am struggling to understand the syllabus. Are they assessed on the turning points in general or turning points in the power of the monarchy and parliament?

Similarly, are the factors for change, factors for change in the power of the monarchy/ parliament or something else? Hope this maks sense!

Do you have a SOW on this?

#28 larochelle

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 08:56 PM

...the key factors/turning points are in relation to the monarchy/parliament...past papers are helpful in getting your head round the syllabus although obviously there aren't that many yet! (and only two questions per paper means limited scope...) sample paper is on the edexcel website though...

We're currently trying to map out a SOW - think it depends very much on what else you teach at A-level - ie do you do other Tudor options? (so will the students have prior knowledge?)

Hope this helps

Edited by larochelle, 20 July 2004 - 08:58 PM.


#29 mlee

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 06:46 PM

This is an excellent idea. I recently tried to make contact with teachers who teach the same unit 5. It proved very difficult starting from scratch.
Currently we teach:

Edexcel

1. Seeds of evil
2. Weimar
3. Life in Hitler's Germany
4. Peel
5. Representation and Democracy 1830-1931
6. Chartism

#30 Sheridan

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 07:48 PM

Looks like nobody does OCR!

I am, and I'm STUCK!

I am doing:
Origins of the French Revolution 1774-1792 (document paper)
Napoleon I (historical investigations)

If anybody does this at all, anywhere, I'd like to speak to you.

I've got a vague SOW i'm building from scratch, and some lesson plans so far from this term.

I'd also appreciate any advice from anyone else doing OCR options, as this is my first year both teaching, and doing A Level (and having a nervous breakdown)

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