1. The Enlightenment
- The key philosophical and political ideas of the Enlightenment
- The wider impact of the Enlightenment
- Implications within Britain
- Introduction to note-taking
2. The Age of Revolution
- The American and French Revolutions
- Political radicalism in Britain
- Evaluating primary sources (political)
3. The Industrial Revolution
- Enterprise, initiative and innovation
- A great manufacturing nation
- Evaluating primary sources (social and economic)
- First assignment on primary sources
4. Government and the People
- Pressures for reform and government responses
- Why no revolution?
- Understanding historical debate and assessing the value of different historical theories
5. Women: campaigning for women's rights
- The women's suffrage movement
- The fight for social and economic equality
- Critical analysis of visual sources cartoons, posters etc
- Examining the influences which create new historical disciplines
6. The changing role of the state: from laissez-faire to welfare state
- Nineteenth century individualism
- The growth of the welfare state
- Understanding concepts
7. Changing images of Britain
- Mass politics
- Mass education
- Grass-roots politics and protests
- Growth of popular culture
- Research and essay preparation.
8. Britain and the wider world
- Imperial Britain
- Decline of empire
- The Commonwealth and post-colonialism
- The relationship with Europe
- Second assignment essay
9. Multi-cultural Britain
- Critical analysis of contemporary interpretations
10. Britain today?
- How democratic is Britain today?
- What is Britain's global status?
- What are the attributes of a modern democratic state?
- Evaluating Britain exploring and criticising modern day commentary.