Learn about important events in world history and their impact on society today with our online GCSE History course. This online GCSE History course helps understand how past events shaped the modern world by explaining historical developments.
In this course, students will study history, analyse it, and understand its impact on today's societies. Perfect for those who want a flexible study plan, our course allows you to explore history from home. It helps students succeed academically in future studies or develop a deeper understanding of history.
Level 2 / AQA GCSE / OSC47
over 12 months and £ deposit
over 12 months and £ deposit
12 months expert tutor support
24 hour access
Fully accredited course
This course is for anyone interested in history. For students or anyone interested, this is a great resource to learn about history, whether for school or personal knowledge.
We designed this 12-month program for people who want to learn about history in a flexible way. You can study at your own speed and in your own way.
Learn about significant historical periods and topics, like Russia between the 1890s and 1940s. Learn about the rise of Communism and its impact on the world. Discover the beginnings of the Cold War and its significance in global politics.
Gain insights into authority and feudalism during different historical eras. Understand the roles of parliament and conspiracies in Restoration England. You can learn in a comfortable environment without any pressure from a classroom.
This course allows flexible learning and leads to a recognized GCSE History qualification, similar to attending school or college. This makes our GCSE History online course an excellent choice for those looking to re-enter education.
It seamlessly integrates with your existing work, family, and social commitments, promoting a balanced approach to work and study. Enjoy studying your favourite subject with our online GCSE History course. Flexible, convenient, and helps you explore and understand history better.
This Online History GCSE Course Features
- 4 course units
- Fully recognised GCSE qualification
- Two exam papers
- Access to tutor support and learning resources
No previous knowledge or experience is needed in order to enrol onto this History GCSE Online course, making it ideal for anyone first starting out in this subject.
This course is assessed using a series of exams that are designed to test your knowledge and understanding of the course syllabus. These exams are separate from the course and will have to be booked and paid for by yourself. For more information on our chosen test centres, please speak to our support team.
To achieve this qualification you will need to do 2 paper based exams:
Paper One: Understanding the modern world – this 2 hour exam makes up to 50% of your grade and is split into two sections. In Section A, there will be a choice of four period studies, each with a focus on two key developments in a country’s history spanning over a 50 year period. You will have to answer six compulsory questions. In Section B, you will be given a choice of five wider world depth studies with a focus on international conflict and tension. You will need to answer four compulsory questions.
Paper Two: Shaping the nation – this 2 hour written exam makes up to 50% of your GCSE History Online grade and is split into two sections. In Section A, you will be given a choice of three thematic studies which will examine key developments in Britain over a long time period. You will need to answer four compulsory questions. In Section B, you will be given a choice of four British depth studies that incorporate the study of a specific historic environment. You will need to answer four compulsory questions.
In addition to these exams, you will also be expected to submit a variety of tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to monitor your progress and enable your tutor to provide you with valuable advice and feedback on how to maximise your learning.
Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a GCSE in History awarded by the AQA that will be graded based on the new 9-1 scale (9 being the highest grade and equivalent to A* under the old system).
The AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) are renowned for promoting education for the public benefit and drawing upon years of experience in setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.
Unit 1: Period studies: Russia 1894-1941 Tsardom and Communism
• The end of Tsardom
• Lenin’s new society
• Stalin’s USSR
Unit 2: Wider world depth studies: Conflict and 10sion between East and West, 1945-1972
• The origins of the Cold War
• The development of the Cold War
• Transformation of the Cold War
Unit 3: Thematic studies: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day
• Challenging authority and feudalism
• Challenging royal authority
• Reform and reformers
• Equality and rights
Unit 4: British depth studies including the historic environment: Restoration England, 1660-1685
• Crown, Parliament, plots and court life
• Life in restoration England
• Land, trade and war
• The historic environment of Restoration England
This course is provided in online format. After enrolment you will receive login details to access the course materials.
You will get full tutor support via email and receive feedback on your assignments from expert tutors.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
The course materials and support will be provided by our partner OSC.
NCC originally stood for the National Consortium of FE (Further Education) Colleges. This brought together the FE Colleges to achieve the best provision. Regular national meetings were attended by both Colleges and Government agencies who funded them. This was very helpful to them both to best deliver training to their students.
For more than 25 years NCC has supplied FE Colleges with learning materials as well as student marketing.
NCC now specialise in online training of a very high quality to students both self-funded, paid for by schools, employers and training providers.
Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and you can study anytime, anyplace, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a job, family commitments, or any other commitment that won’t allow them time off to study.
Both our online and paper courses are completed via an online learning portal (LMS) which you can access after you receive your login details by email. Please ensure that you check your junk email if you do not receive your login details within 48 hours.
All learners will submit their assignments, receive feedback and correspond with their tutor directly through the LMS. If you require help from our support team, then simply email [email protected].
If you opt for the online course, you will not receive any course materials through the post. Everything is available via the LMS.
If you opt for the paper version, you are simply paying for a study book to be printed and posted to your home, or place of work. You will use this book as a reference guide, but you will still be required to upload your assignments and correspond with your tutor via the LMS.
If you are unable to access our online LMS, we do have alternative options available, so please email [email protected] in order to request further support.
To purchase a course, simply click on the ‘Buy now’ button against your chosen course and follow the on screen instructions. Alternatively if you would prefer to purchase the course over the phone, call 0333 3445 690 and speak to one of our expert course advisors.
The cost largely depends on the type and size of the course. The course cost is determined by the expenses associated with its provision, taking into consideration the course's size and complexity, development costs, the presence of a study materials, and the level of tutor support required. Some courses also necessitate additional in-person assessments by assessors, which incur additional expenses and consequently affect the course's cost.
All prices are clearly stated on the course description page and will always be displayed prior to you committing to purchase a course.
Please note that there may be additional fees required should your course require an external invigilated assessment, such as A Levels, ICB qualifications etc. To clarify, please speak to a course advisor.
Once you've chosen your course, you have two options for enrolment:
- You can purchase the course online by clicking the "Buy now" button, which will enrol you automatically.
- Alternatively, you can call our helpline at 0333 3445 690, and our expert course advisors will assist you in signing up for the course and arrange for the delivery of any requested additional learning materials to your address.
All courses are available to purchase in full or via affordable monthly payments over 12 months. A £29 non-refundable deposit is required for monthly payments, and you will be required to set up a monthly direct debit.
We do not require you to complete a credit check to sign up for monthly payments.
We guarantee that you will receive any course materials ordered within 5 working days of registering, but for many of our courses it may take no more than 48 hours.
The course materials are always sent to you via a tracked courier service, to ensure that you receive your study book within our stated period.
All the relevant information required to complete your course is available via the LMS. Additional research via the internet is encouraged, depending on the level you are working at, to bolster knowledge of the subject area.
There is no requirement to purchase any additional materials.
You will have access to a dedicated personal tutor whom you can contact through the Learning Management System (LMS) for assistance and guidance on any course-related matters. Your tutor will only initiate contact in response to your messages. If you encounter any difficulties reaching your tutor, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected]
Many courses require you to submit work to your tutor during the period of study, and your tutor will assess your work and provide feedback to you within 10 working days. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.
Please note that the course includes tutor support for a duration of 12 months. If you require additional time, please inform us, and we will make every effort to provide you with an option for a paid extension, if feasible, to assist you in completing your course.
Please be aware that our tutors are actively assisting multiple learners, and to ensure they are not inundated with excessive workloads, we have implemented a policy limiting learners to submitting a maximum of three units of work for evaluation at any given time. We recommend that you upload your completed units as you finish them. This way, you can benefit from your tutor's feedback to enhance your future assignment submissions.
Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 10 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.
Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.
Kindly note that our tutors are currently supporting multiple learners simultaneously. In order to maintain a balanced workload for them, we have established a policy that restricts learners to submitting a maximum of three units of work for evaluation at any given time.
Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from 6 weeks to 12 months to complete your course. Your end of support date is when you need to have your course copmpleted by in order to be able to be certificated, this is usually 12 months from purchase.
The duration of the course is largely down to you. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.
We do strongly recommend, though, that before you purchase a course you assess your ability to commit the necessary time to completing the course in a timeframe that will not leave you losing your motivation.
All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.
Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.
Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit invigilated exams at a registered test centre. You will need to organise and pay for the examinations yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be available from the centre who are delivering the qualification.
If in doubt, please email [email protected], NCC can then discuss or put you in touch directly with the course provider.
All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are: https://www.ncchomelearning.co.uk/awarding-organisations
Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows, but we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.
The good news is that if your circumstances change you can always take a limited break and come back to your studies to save your paid for support.
If you decide to enrol on more than one course at the same time, speak to our enquiries team for any bundle deals or offers.
Certainly, in most instances, there are no geographical constraints on where you can undertake your studies. However, it's important to note that specific courses may be subject to geographical limitations imposed by the Awarding Organisation, and these restrictions will be clearly stated in the course description.
You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.
Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.
If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you may return the materials within 14 days, provided you have not yet submitted any coursework for evaluation. Please note that you will be responsible for covering the return shipping costs. We will refund your payment, minus a non-refundable deposit of £29. Additionally, you have the option to select an alternative course that better matches your goals and aspirations.
For any help on cancelling your course please email [email protected], we will only deal with cancellation enquiries via email.
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