For my course I studied the rise of the Nazis and when they were in power, crime and punishment and sport, leisure and tourism (
Sport, leisure and tourism was so tedious.
The history of sport was so fricking boring. It took me about 6 weeks to learn a 10 page booklet because I honestly could not bring myself to look at it. Then we had to do the history of entertainment, so the rise of technology in the 21st century, TV, radio and the cinema. Then we had to do the change in holiday patterns, yaaaay (not). I think the time frame ranged from 1920s - 2010.
Crime and punishment was really interesting (although we didn't learn the punishment part because there are 3 sections of the exam but you only need to study two - there's not enough time to complete the course otherwise). We did the causes of crime from the 1500s to the present day and then we did the change and development of policing from the same time. The causes of crime was definitely my favourite and probably my best and I really enjoyed writing my 10 page essay on it in the exam
By far the most interesting one that I studied was Weimar and Nazi Germany. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to learn more about it next year! I think I find it the most interesting because I have an interest in RE in school so this time period is a nice mixture for me. I'm hoping to really progress history as far as I possibly can as I've always loved and had a passion for it.
I really hope to do a PhD in History and I'd love it to have something to do with this topic! What I'd love to look into is the psychology behind it and I think that would be really useful for us today with all of the terrorism going on
In primary I learnt a lot about the Romans and the Celts - I found this very interesting! However, when I went to secondary we didn't do any of that which is a shame. I think schools should definitely focus a little more on ancient history, it really does seem to be neglected nowadays. Instead there was a heavy focus on medieval times and we did a bit about slavery and America - I didn't really find this that interesting in all honesty.