History – Key Stage 5

Year 12

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1

Tsar Nicholas II

Autumn HT 1
Topic Tsar Nicholas II

Character, attitude and abilities of Nicholas II; political, economic and social problems of Russia in 1894; opposition, liberals, populists and Marxists; national minorities; the influence of Pobedonostsev, Witte; the Russo-Japanese War; the causes, extent, nature and consequences of the 1905 Revolution; Witte and the October Manifesto;
1. AO1: demonstrate knowledge
2. AO2: explain and analyse historical events
3. AO3: analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements
4. AO4: analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations
5. Looking at Short term/ causes and consequences
Autumn HT 2

The 1917 Revolution
The Fundamental Law; the Dumas; repression and reform under Stolypin; the political social and economic situation in Russia in 1914.

The impact of the First World War 1914–1917, defeats, losses, economic dislocation, food shortages, transport problems, inflation; Nicholas’ leadership; Rasputin; criticism in the Duma; the events of March 1917; Kerensky, the Provisional Government and Petrograd Soviet; return of exiles and the April Theses; July Days; Kornilov Revolt; events of November 1917; the roles of Lenin and Trotsky.
1. AO1: demonstrate knowledge
2. AO2: explain and analyse historical events
3. AO3: analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements
4. AO4: analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations
5. Looking at Short term/ causes and consequences
Spring HT 1

The Civil War and Lenin
The Constituent Assembly, Lenin decrees; Civil War, White forces, foreign intervention, Red Army, ‘war communism’, reasons for Bolshevik victory/White defeat; murder of the Tsar; Red Terror, Kronstadt Rising; NEP; constitution and government; strengths and weaknesses of Lenin as leader. 1. AO1: demonstrate knowledge
2. AO2: explain and analyse historical events
3. AO3: analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements
4. AO4: analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations
5. Looking at Short term/ causes and consequences
Spring HT 2

Stalins Russia
Character and abilities of Stalin; rivalries and divisions in the Bolshevik party, Trotsky, Bukharin, Kamenev, Zinoviev; Stalin’s tactics and victory, ‘socialism in one country’ v ‘permanent revolution’; consolidation of power, propaganda and ‘Cult of Personality’, growth of police state (OGPU, NKVD, purges and gulags); 1. AO1: demonstrate knowledge
2. AO2: explain and analyse historical events
3. AO3: analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements
4. AO4: analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations
5. Looking at Short term/ causes and consequences
Summer HT 1

Stalins Russia
economic policies in the 1930s, agriculture, kulaks, voluntary and forced collectivisation, mechanisation; industrialisation, Gosplan, first two Five Year Plans; economic, social and political effects of Collectivisation and Five Year Plans.1. AO1: demonstrate knowledge
2. AO2: explain and analyse historical events
3. AO3: analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements
4. AO4: analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations
5. Looking at Short term/ causes and consequences
Summer HT 2

Stalins Russia
Revision of AS1. AO1: demonstrate knowledge
2. AO2: explain and analyse historical events
3. AO3: analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements
4. AO4: analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations
5. Looking at Short term/ causes and consequences