IGCSE/GCSE history (2 courses available)

GCSE Course: Covers AQA GCSE History 8145 … or  …  Edexcel GCSE History 1HI0

IGCSE Course: Covers Edexcel IGCSE 4HI1 … or … CAIE IGCSE 0977

We believe in the importance of learning from history. Our core history 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 included some exciting 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.

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 the GCSE/IGCSE level.  

This is a 1 year/30 weeks course which covers all of the syllabus content as well as exam skills/exam preparation.
All tutor-led GCSE/IGCSE courses always:
○ cover the full exam board syllabus content
○ include weekly online tutorials (live/recorded), available 24/7 for the duration of the course
○ include a wide range of multi-media support materials
○ include a range of weekly assignments (including exam questions)
○ feature personal and detailed homework feedback (including specific advice on improvements/exam skills) on all homework submitted
○ include weekly online ‘live’ drop-in sessions for learners (just turn up to as many as you need) to discuss any topics/questions/issues
○ include a range of specifically-developed, unique and proprietary detailed supporting content that is available nowhere else
○ feature full and complete tutor support for the entire duration of the course
○ cover revision and exam skills as standard!

(Developed for completion within 1 ‘academic’ year …but … flexible and adaptable for shorter or longer timeframes)
This course includes all necessary materials; there is no textbook required to be purchased for this course.
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GCSE/IGCSE 1year courses are available in 2 formats (‘Live’ or ‘Flexible/Recorded) as young people often have a preferred way of learning; this makes it easy for you to tailor a course to your own needs. For more details about the ‘Live’ format and FlexibleTiming/Recorded’ formats … link to the Formats page


Each syllabus includes 4 topics (there are required textbooks for each topic/syllabus):

All students will study: America 1835-95

~ GCSE course (AQA and Edexcel) learners will also cover: Asia 1945-1976, Health and Medicine 1000-present and The Normans.

~ IGCSE course (Edexcel students) learners also study: The French Revolution; South Africa 1948-1994, and The origins and course of the First World War, 1905–18.
(If students would prefer to study The Vietnam Conflict or Mao’s China (Investigation) or Changes in Medicine (Breadth Study) there are recorded resources available for these topics.)

~ IGCSE course (CIE) learners also study: South Africa 1948-1994 and The nineteenth century: the development of modern nation states, 1848–1914.


TO ENROL IN THIS COURSE – This course is available to start:  

* Online, “Live” format – starting every September (early enrolment to reserve a space is recommended, as this course fills very early)

* Online, “FlexibleTiming/Recorded” format – enrol and start at any time throughout the year

(It may be possible to start with the ‘flexible’ format and then switch to the ‘live’ format if a learner would like to begin before a ‘live’ start date but ‘live’ is their preferred format; do ask for more details).

For course fees, discounts, payment plans, and to enrol (or get further info) just follow this little … link to our FAQ page

For more about the “Live” format and “FlexibleTiming/Recorded” format … link to the Formats page