International GCSE History

International GCSE History

The History IGCSE

Studying history enables us to understand the social and economic forces which have shaped the world we live in today. Were Victorian values a good thing? How has the role of women changed through the ages? Our History course focuses on British social and economic history from 1750 to 1950 and takes you back in time to answer these and many other questions.

Each lesson of the course contains numerous thought-provoking activities, reinforced with a wealth of illustrations, diagrams and summaries.

The Oxford Open Learning course for last exams in Summer 2018 (4HI0) is divided into four selected modules, as follows:

  • Development of dictatorship: Germany, 1918-1945
  • A Divided Union: Civil Rights in the USA, 1945-74
  • Colonial rule and the nationalist challenge in India, 1919-1947
  • Change in Africa: from colonialism to independence, 1945-2000

We are also now enrolling on the new syllabus (4HI1) for exams in Summer 2019 and beyond. This course contains the following four modules:

  • Changes in Medicine, c1848-c1948
  • The USA, 1918-41
  • Germany: Development of Dictatorship, 1918-45
  • A Divided Union, Civil Rights in the USA, 1945- 74

Students will be offered opportunities to analyse, interpret and evaluate primary and secondary evidence, question sources of information, and learn how to present their own views in well-structured essays.  The course includes study of visual and online sources as well as a wide variety of materials in print.


Oxford Open Learning’s International GCSE History course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel international GCSE in History (4HI0) for last exams in Summer 2018.

We are also now enrolling on the new Edexcel Syllabus 4HI1 for exams in Summer 2018 and beyond.

 


Summer 2018 exams:

Paper 1: Depth Studies, 1 hour and 30 minutes. 50%

Paper 2: Investigation and Breadth Studies, 1 hour and 30 minutes. 50%

The course will be graded A* to G.

Summer 2019 exams and beyond:

Paper 1: Depth Studies, 1 hour and 30 minutes. 50%

Paper 2: Investigation and Breadth Studies, 1 hour and 30 minutes. 50%

This course will be graded using the new 9-1 grading system.


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History IGCSE FAQs

The international GCSE History is of the same level as a GCSE and is examined by Edexcel, one of the UKs most trusted examination boards. A key difference is that IGCSE History does not include classroom controlled assessment or coursework, making it convenient for distance learners.

The History International GCSE qualification is accepted as at least the equivalent of GCSE in UK sixth form colleges, FE colleges, universities and other HE institutions.

What our students think…

From the moment I applied to Oxford Open learning for IGCSE History (and now A level History) I found my Student Adviser Carolyn to be prompt, courteous and helpful: nothing was too much trouble and it was an altogether informative experience. Having had experience with distance learning with the Open University for 10 years, Oxford Open Learning have been by far the most supportive. I would say to anyone thinking about distance learning, it is most important to plan your study time and be committed and you won’t regret it.The feeling of achievement on receiving an A on results day was thrilling.

Susan Gordon, History IGCSE grade A Summer 2014

Susan Gordon History GCSE student

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