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  • IGCSE History

    IGCSE History gives you insight into the present social economic and political climate by understanding the events that led up to it, particularly those of the 20th century.

    • Course Description

      IGCSE History

      Course code: HSIG07

      Delivery method: Online

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE History

      Awarding body: Edexcel

      IGCSE History gives you insight into the present social economic and political climate by understanding the events that led up to it, particularly those of the 20th century.

      You will explore what caused the first world war, the conflict between Israel and Palestine and Russian history. You will also develop critical reasoning skills and the ability to question primary sources.

    • History course overview

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised Edexcel IGCSE History (4HIS) qualification.

      Skills gained

      • Understand how past events influence the current state of the world.
      • Develop critical reasoning skills and the ability to interrogate primary sources.
      • Gain an appreciation of History and its wider context.
      • Prepare for study at a higher level.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 3 units:

      Unit 1: History 1

      Exam Availability: January and June

      Written examination: 2 hours

      Written paper, answer two questions on either the 19th or 20th century core content topics.

      In Section B candidates answer one question on one depth study.

      40% of the total marks available.

      Unit 2: History 2

      Exam Availability: January and June

      Written examination: 2 hours

      Written paper, answer two questions on either the 19th or 20th century core content topics.

      33% of the total marks available.

      Unit 3: History 3

      Exam Availability: January and June

      Written examination: 1 hour

      Written paper, answer one question on one in-depth study based on historical sources.

      27% of the total marks available.

      Course content

      Unit 1: History

      Module 1: 19th century core content: what caused the First World War?

      Module 2: In-Depth Study Russia 1905-1941

      Module 3: 20th century core content: International Relations since 1919

      Module 4: In-Depth Study: Israelis and Palestinians 1945-1994

      Assessment

      The Edexcel IGCSE History qualification is gained once the three exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Online

      Study anywhere, at a time and pace that suits you, and on any smart device connected to the internet, by selecting our online IGCSE course. Our online courses are delivered in bite-sized sections with lessons, activities and test papers, perfect to squeeze in when you are commuting on the bus or you can work towards gaining your qualification as you eat lunch.

      Delivered on our digital learning environment, you will enjoy a complete learning experience that can travel with you anywhere, without the mess and fuss of heavy paper materials.

      Tutor support

      Our IGCSE courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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