IGCSE History

£399.00

The IGCSE History is an internationally renowned qualification recognised worldwide by universities, schools and employers. As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in History, the IGCSE History course is ideal for:

  • Students who are planning to study History at A-Level
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career involving history, such as working in heritage and with historic buildings, museums and Archaeology
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Description

IGCSE History Course

  • Course code: OSC1146
  • Delivery method: Online or Paper Based
  • Course duration: 12 Months
  • Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed.
  • Specification: CIE 0470
  • Formal Examination: Students are responsible for booking, paying and making arrangements with their chosen test centre.

This course enables you to study for an IGCSE in History.

  • Discover how history shapes the current world in which we live
  • Learn about historical concepts such as cause and consequence, change and continuity, similarity and difference
  • Develop your understanding of the twentieth-century world, including important international relations issues and Russia 1905-1941
  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification for further studies in history at A-Level and BTEC Level
Course Content
THE 19TH CENTURY: THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN NATION STATES, 2848-1914
  • Importance of the 1848 Revolutions
  • How Italy was unified
  • How Germany was unified
  • The civil war in the United States and its results
  • Why, and with what effects, did Europeans expand their overseas empires in the 19th century?
  • Causes of the First World War
UNIT 2: DEPTH STUDY: RUSSIA 1905-1941
  • Why the Tsarist regime collapsed in 1917?
  • How the Bolsheviks gain power
  • How Stalin gain and hold on to power
  • The impact of Stalin’s economic policies
UNIT 3: 20TH CENTURY: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SINCE 1919
  • Peace treaties of 1919–23 fair
  • The League of Nations a success
  • Why international peace collapsed by 1939
  • The Cold War
  • Spread of Communism by USA
  • How secure was the USSR’s control over Eastern Europe, 1948–c.1989?
  • Why events in the Gulf mattered, c.1970–2000
UNIT 4: DEPTH STUDY: ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS 1945-1994
  • How the Jewish state of Israel was established
  • How Israel was able to survive despite the hostility of its Arab neighbours
  • Impact of the Palestinian refugee issue
  • Why has it proved impossible to resolve the Arab–Israeli issue?
FAQs
IS THIS THE SAME QUALIFICATION AS A GCSE FROM A SCHOOL OR COLLEGE?

Yes! IGCSE’s are equivalent to GCSE’s. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, you receive full tutor support via email and they are internationally recognised.

IS THERE A REQUIRED READING LIST?

No extra reading is required for the completion of this course.

DO I HAVE TO SIT AN EXAM?

You will need to take the official IGCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for these yourself. You can find out more about where to sit your examinations by visiting the Cambridge International Examinations website.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?

You will be required to pay for your exams and fees to take your exams at the examining centre that you choose.

WHAT IF I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UK?

You are still able to study this IGCSE course, but must take the examinations within the UK, as this is the only guaranteed way to access exam centres.

Qualification Information

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an IGCSE in History.

The IGCSE is recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world as an international equivalent to a UK GCSE. It is awarded by Cambridge International.

It serves as ideal preparation for follow-up courses, such as A/AS Level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), US Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Formal Examination

To achieve an IGCSE in History you will be assessed across the 4 units. All units will be assessed by 3 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper: IGCSE History Paper 1

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weighing: 40% of the IGCSE
  • Assessed: In Section A, you get to choose two questions on either unit 1 or unit 3

Paper: IGCSE History Paper 2

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weighing: 33% of the IGCSE
  • Assessed: A series of questions on either unit 1 or unit 3 – you decide.

Paper: IGCSE History Paper 4

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Weighing: 27% of the IGCSE
  • Assessed: One depth study question based on historical sources. The depth study can be on unit 2 or 4, you choose.
Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

Additional information

Paper Based or Online

Paper Based, Online

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