Oxford Home Schooling’s History IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in History (4HI0) for examination in June 2013 and later years.
Assessment is by one 2-hour 30 minute written examination in 2013 or two 90-minute papers from 2014 onwards. There is no coursework.
The OHS course is designed to match the Edexcel 4HI0 specification and is divided into four modules, as follows:
Covering key events in twentieth century world history, the course includes the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, and the impact of the Second World War on Germany; Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement; Gandhi, Congress and Indian Independence; and finally, independence movements in Africa and the end of apartheid.
Students will be offered opportunities to analyse, interpret and evaluate primary and secondary evidence, question sources of information, and shown 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. For further details, click to access the course introduction in the right hand sidebar of this page.
The IGCSE History examiners expect that the student should show application and understanding of:
Naturally, the examiners will be looking for good factual knowledge, but the IGCSE examination is designed to test more than this – the successful candidate will also have acquired the skills necessary to any true historian.
Within IGCSE Home Education there are the following subjects