IGCSE history

AQA GCSE History 8145;   Edexcel GCSE History 1HI0;   Edexcel IGCSE 4HI1;   CAIE IGCSE 0977

We believe in the importance of learning from history. Our Core History (I)GCSE Course enables students to study different aspects of the past, so they can engage with key issues, such as conflict, understand what drives change and how the past influences the present. We’ve worked hard to include some exciting new topics for today’s world that will resonate with students, helping them gain new insights into the world around them and are applicable across a range of exam boards and qualifications including AQA GCSE, Edexcel GCSE and IGCSE, and CAIE IGCSE.

All students will study: America 1835-95, and Asia 1945-1976

AQA and Edexcel GCSE students will also study: Health and Medicine 1000-present and The Normans.

For students studying for Edexcel IGCSE, students may also wish to study Health and Medicine 1000-present, in addition to which we will offer 6 week Spring term booster courses in The French Revolution and South Africa 1948-1994.

For students studying for CAIE IGCSE, we will offer 6 week Spring term booster courses in South Africa 1948-1994 and The nineteenth century: the development of modern nation states, 1848–1914.

Our course is designed to ensure a broad, comparable and coherent student experience, constructed around distinct principles which are carried through to assessment. The course ensures a substantial study of history as its structure embeds the requirement to study history across three eras, three time scales and three geographical contexts and incorporates each of the five specified elements. Breadth is thereby assured. Students will develop the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the period studied; explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second-order historical concepts; analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied; and analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied. The course provides an excellent foundation of knowledge for budding Historians and leads favourably to study beyond (I)GCSE.

There are required texts for each syllabus

This course is available:   Online,Live – starting every September

*Core Course days/times:  Fridays at 9am

The upcoming Live course schedule can be found HERE – courses tend to fill by late Spring.