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History GCSE

The GCSE History course has been developed to enable learners to study key events in world history and improve their understanding on how this shaped modern society.

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£414.00 or only £175.00 initial deposit

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Course Title:History GCSE

Awarding Body:The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Course Description

The primary goal of this GCSE course is to provide learners with a strong foundation of knowledge upon which to build their passion for history.

Whether you are interested in pursuing this subject into further education (A Level or Degree) or you simply want to satisfy your desire to know more about the UK and global events over the past 1000 years; this 12 month course can provide you with all the tools you need to make this possible.

In fact, this course has been purposefully designed for home study to give you the freedom to learn on your own terms - no classrooms, no pressure.

Instead at a time, pace and location of your choosing, you can explore: 1890s-1940s Russia and the influence of Communism; the origins of the Cold War; authority and feudalism, and the impact of parliament and plots within Restoration England. More importantly, you can acquire a fully accredited qualification.

It’s true! This course can offer you the EXACT SAME GCSE History qualification that you would earn by attending a school or college.

And this is perfect if you’re looking to get back into education, as you can easily combine this 4 unit course with your current work, family and social commitments, AND achieve a healthy work-study balance. There is no need to sacrifice. You can make this course work for YOU whilst still being able to delve into a subject you love.

Course Info

Course Title:History GCSE

Awarding Body:The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is needed in order to enrol onto this GCSE History course, making it ideal for anyone first starting out in this subject.

Assessment

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 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.

Awarding Organisation

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 tension 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.

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Course Description

The primary goal of this GCSE course is to provide learners with a strong foundation of knowledge upon which to build their passion for history.

Whether you are interested in pursuing this subject into further education (A Level or Degree) or you simply want to satisfy your desire to know more about the UK and global events over the past 1000 years; this 12 month course can provide you with all the tools you need to make this possible.

In fact, this course has been purposefully designed for home study to give you the freedom to learn on your own terms - no classrooms, no pressure.

Instead at a time, pace and location of your choosing, you can explore: 1890s-1940s Russia and the influence of Communism; the origins of the Cold War; authority and feudalism, and the impact of parliament and plots within Restoration England. More importantly, you can acquire a fully accredited qualification.

It’s true! This course can offer you the EXACT SAME GCSE History qualification that you would earn by attending a school or college.

And this is perfect if you’re looking to get back into education, as you can easily combine this 4 unit course with your current work, family and social commitments, AND achieve a healthy work-study balance. There is no need to sacrifice. You can make this course work for YOU whilst still being able to delve into a subject you love.

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is needed in order to enrol onto this GCSE History course, making it ideal for anyone first starting out in this subject.

Assessment

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 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.

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.

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 tension 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

Awarding Organisation

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.

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£414.00 or only £175.00 initial deposit

Method of study

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