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This GCSE History course is the same as a UK GCSE studied in traditional schools and colleges.

Course Overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in history, this GCSE course is ideal for:

  • Students who are planning to study History at A-Level
  • Those wanting to understand more about the UK and global events of the past 1000 years

This course does not include exams. You will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams.

To include exams, please choose the GCSE History inc exams course offering.

Join over 85,000 students and enrol today.

Course Content

  • The end of Tsardom
  • Lenin’s new society
  • Stalin’s USSR

  • The origins of the Cold War
  • The development of the Cold War
  • Transformation of the Cold War

  • Challenging authority and feudalism
  • Challenging royal authority
  • Reform and reformers
  • Equality and rights

  • Crown, Parliament, plots and court life
  • Life in restoration England
  • Land, trade and war
  • The historic environment of Restoration England

ASSESSMENT

To achieve a GCSE in History you will be assessed across all units.

This course does not include exams. You will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams. To include exams, please choose the GCSE History inc exams course offering.

There are 2 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1: Understanding the modern world

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weighing: 50% of the GCSE
  • Total Marks: 84 (including 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar)
  • What’s assessed:
    • In Section A there is a choice of four-period studies, each with a focus on two key developments in a country’s history over at least a 50 year period. Six compulsory questions (40 marks)
    • In section B there is a choice of five wider world depth studies. These focus on international conflict and tension. Four compulsory questions (40 marks).
    • Plus 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar

Paper 2: Shaping the nation

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weighing: 50% of the GCSE
  • Total Marks: 84 (including 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar)
  • What’s assessed:
    • In Section A there is a choice of three thematic studies, which look at key developments in Britain over a long period. Four compulsory questions (40 marks)
    • In section B there is a choice of four British depth studies incorporating the study of a specific historic environment. Four compulsory questions (40 marks)
    • Plus 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar

Although you are assessed formally by examination, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.

COURSE DURATION

You will have 12 months to complete the full GCSE History course from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

STUDY METHOD

This course enables you to study for a GCSE History by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or online, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away!

COURSE OUTCOME

Upon successful completion of this home learning course and passing the exams, you will receive a GCSE in History.

The GCSE is recognised by universities, schools and employers around the world. It is awarded by AQA.

Available grades for this qualification will be awarded in a new 9-1 scale, where 9 is the highest (equivalent to A* under the old system).

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Yes! Our GCSE course is accredited by awarding body AQA.

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

No extra reading is required for the completion of this course.

You will need to take the official GCSE examinations in order to fully complete this course. It is your responsibility to book and pay for any exams and practicals included in this course yourself.

Students are required to take full responsibility for making arrangements with their chosen test centre. The highest grade you can achieve with this course is Grade 5.

For students wishing to achieve grade 6-9, please choose our GCSE Biology – Higher Tier course.

For this particular course, examination centres charge a substantial fee to take your exams and practical assessments, which is why we thoroughly recommend you conduct further research into this before enrolling.

You are still able to study this GCSE course, but the British Council Approved Centres, as this is the only guaranteed way to access exam centres.

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

Course Curriculum

Expand All Collapse All 4 Lectures 12 months
Unit 1
PERIOD STUDIES: RUSSIA 1894-1941 TSARDOM AND COMMUNISM 3 months
Unit 2
WIDER WORLD DEPTH STUDIES: CONFLICT AND TENSION BETWEEN EAST AND WEST, 1945-1972 3 months
Unit 3
THEMATIC STUDIES: POWER AND THE PEOPLE: C1170 TO THE PRESENT DAY 3 months
Unit 4
BRITISH DEPTH STUDIES INCLUDING THE HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT: RESTORATION ENGLAND, 1660-1685 3 months

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