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In Advanced Higher History students complete two units.  A Historical Study Soviet Union 1917-1953 which focuses on the themes of ideology, authority and revolution by studying The Bolshevik Rise to Power, Lenin and the Consolidation of Power, the Making of the Stalinist System and the Spread of Stalinist Authority.

In the Historical Research Unit students carry out an in-depth study of a historical topic and write a dissertation on it.  This work is designed to enhance research and presentation skills and encourage the more sophisticated skills of source analysis, sustained reasoning and independent study.