Modern History


The study of history gives students the opportunity to make sense of a complex and rapidly changing world by connecting past and present.

Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Modern History (2MHISY)

About the subject

Through the study of past events, actions, and phenomena students gain an insight into human nature and the ways in which individuals and societies function. Students research and review sources within a framework of inquiry and critical analysis.

A 10-credit subject consists of:

  • skills of historical inquiry
  • a minimum of two historical studies.


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Folio
  • Sources Analysis
  • An Investigation

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