History - Key Stage 5

    The OCR course is a linear, two year course covering three key topics. These are:

    The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774-1815

    The causes of the French Revolution from 1774 and the events of 1789

    The Revolution from October 1789 to the Directory 1795

    Napoleon Bonaparte to 1807

    The decline and fall of Napoleon 1807-1815


    Britain 1930-1997

    Enquiry topic: Churchill 1930-1951

    Churchill's view of events 1929-1940

    Churchill as wartime Prime Minister

    Churchill and international diplomacy 1939-1951

    British Period Study 1951-1997

    Conservative domination 1951-1964

    Labour and Conservative governments 1964-1979

    Thatcher and the end of consensus 1979-1997

    Britain's position in the world 1951-1997


    Britain and Ireland 1791-1921

    Thematic Study: Britain and Ireland 1791-1921

    Opposition to the Union

    Support for the Union

    The Union and reform

    The Irish economy and the link to Irish Nationalism

    Depth Studies: Britain and Ireland 1791-1921

    Irish Rebellions and the British Responses 1791-1803

    O-Connell and the British Governments 1823-1841

    The Crisis over Home Rule 1908-1914


    Coursework: Topic based essay (3000-4000 words): This is based on a topic from any of the three units covered above.