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Advanced Higher History - project-dissertation

Project-dissertation  |  2019 (All links open as  PDF files)     NEW            

 

The following candidate evidence and commentaries should be used alongside the AH Dissertation Webinar 16 March 2021, available from the AH History subject page on the SQA website.                                     

FIELD OF STUDY 1 — Northern Britain from the Iron Age to 1034
Candidate 3 (To what extent was the military leadership of Governor Agricola successful in the occupation of Northern Britain?) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 2 — Scotland: independence and kingship, 1249–1334
Candidate 4 (How important was the part played by William Wallace in the wars of independence between 1297 and 1305?) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 4 — USA: ‘a house divided’, 1850–65
Candidate 5 (What factors best explain the growth of the abolitionist movement within America up to 1860?) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 6 — Germany: from democracy to dictatorship, 1918–39
Candidate 6 (To what extent did economic collapse allow the rise of the Nazis by 1933?) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 8 — Russia: from Tsarism to Stalinism, 1914–45
Candidate 1 (To what did Stalin owe his grip of power?) Evidence  
Candidate 2 (To what did Stalin owe his grip of power?) Evidence  
FIELD OF STUDY 10 — Britain: at war and peace, 1938–51
Candidate 7 (Was the British bombing offensive worth the costs in men and resources that were invested in it?) Evidence Commentary

 

UPDATE  |  June 2019

Following revision to this project for session 2019-20, the marks in these examples are no longer in line with the revised requirements. However, they remain useful as a guide to the nature of the project. They should be viewed in conjunction with the revised Advanced Higher History Course Specification.
https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/AHCourseSpecHistory.pdf

Project-dissertation  |  2016  (All links open as PDF files)

FIELD OF STUDY 2 - Scotland: Independence and Kingship, 1249-1334
Candidate 1 (Edward I's political decisions and his failure to conquer Scotland) Evidence Commentary
Candidate 2 (Defeat at Falkirk and the continued resistance to Edward I) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 3 - Italy: the Renaissance in the 15th and Early 16th Centuries
Candidate 1 (Classical antiquity and the development of C15 renaissance humanism) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 4 - Scotland: from the Treaty of Union to the Enlightenment, 1707-1815
Candidate 1 (Prince Charles Edward Stuart's responsibility for the failure of the '45) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 5 - USA: ‘A House Divided’, 1850–1865
Candidate 1 (A single cause for the outbreak of the American Civil War?) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 7 - Germany: from Democracy to Dictatorship, 1918–1939
Candidate 1 (The Nazis' policies towards women, 1933-39) Evidence Commentary
Candidate 2 (The Nazis' attempt to create a Volksgemeinschaft) Evidence Commentary
Candidate 3 (The extent of opposition and resistance to Nazism, 1933-39) Evidence Commentary
Candidate 4 (Propaganda and the rise of the Nazi party, 1928-32) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY  8 - South Africa: Race and Power, 1902–1984
Candidate 1 (Dr D F Malan and the growth of Afrikaner nationalism to 1948) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 9 - Russia: from Tsarism to Stalinism, 1914–1945
Candidate 1 (Opportunism and Stalin's rise to power) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 10 - Spain: the Civil War - Causes, Conflict and Consequences, 1923–1945
Candidate 1 (Republican weakness and a failed coup but successful Nationalist war) Evidence Commentary
FIELD OF STUDY 11 - Britain: At War and Peace, 1938-51
Candidate 1 (The Second World War as a "locomotive of social change" in Britain) Evidence Commentary