History (GCSE)

History (GCSE)

Sixth Form Overview

Students aged 17-18 years old

Course Outline

IGCSE History prepares students for an unknown future. The skills of critical analysis, evaluation, and logical thinking will be mastered through this course. The IGCSE is designed to prepare students to understand the history of the world, the origin of the power structures
currently in existence, and ways think critically in order to make well-informed decisions

Topics Studied

The students will undertake a study of the following areas:

  •  Two Depth Studies:
  •  Germany: 1918-1945
  •  Superpower Relations- 1943-1972
  •  One Historical Investigation:
  •  The Vietnam Conflict: 1945-1975
  •  One breadth study in change:
  •  Middle East Conflict, Crises and Change 1917-2012

How it’s assessed

The course is linear. Students will be assessed at the end of the course through two examinations. Each examination lasts for 1 hour
and 30 minutes and consists of extended response questions and essay questions. Each paper is worth 60 marks.

Why choose it?

The course aims to develop each students’ ability to

  •  develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in history; and of the wide
    diversity of human experience
  •  engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers
  •  develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by
    using a range of sources in their historical context
  •  develop an awareness that different people, events and developments have been accorded historical significance and how and why
    different interpretations have been constructed about them
  •  organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in different ways and reach substantiated conclusions.
  • Exam Board EDEXCEL
  • Course Code 4H11
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