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    International GCSE History

    Course information

    Throughout the International GCSE History, students will cover a number of key events from throughout the twentieth century. This includes the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, American history between the wars, the development of modern medicine and finally, the civil rights movement.

    While studying each of the topics detailed above, students will be encouraged to assess a range of primary and secondary source material, empowering them to come to their own conclusions of each event based on the evidence provided.

    Students will be encouraged to share their thoughts and views throughout the course via ten tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), two of which are mock exam papers.

    The Oxford Home Schooling course is divided into four modules, as follows:

    • 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

    Oxford Home Schooling’s International GCSE History course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel International GCSE in History (4HI1) for exams in 2025 and beyond.

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    Online Course? Paper Based? Somewhere in between? It’s your choice!

    All of our International GCSE History students receive:

    • Traditional printed learning materials
    • Access to our online resources with on-the-go access to all your regular lessons
    • Unmatched support by a fully qualified teacher online and by phone
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    Exams and Assessment

    There is no coursework with the International GCSE History, instead students must sit two 90-minute exams at the end of the course.

    Course duration and study time

    When you enrol with Oxford Home Schooling we will agree on an intended examination date with you.  Your support will last all the way up to this examination date, regardless of whether you decide to do the course in 9 months or 30.

    The recommended number of study hours for this course is 200 hours.

    Course price

    Our International GCSE History course fee is £395.

    You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £79 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £39.50.

    Multiple courses attract a discount. See our pricing page for further details.

    You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education.

    This support includes:

    • Marking all assignments for the course
    • Written answers to specific study problems
    • Telephone contact

    When you begin this course, you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.

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    What’s next?

    Students that obtain a solid grade in their International GCSE History won’t be surprised to know that the skills learnt throughout the course will place them in good stead moving forward.

    Having developed their writing skills to a consistently high standard, many graduates go on to study subjects such as English, Journalism or Media at a higher level. Others, spurred on by their thirst for knowledge, choose to continue their study of history at A level, before heading off to university in order to obtain a degree, MA or even a PHD.

    Whichever route students choose, the critical thinking skills developed throughout this course will enable them to consistently interpret and question a range of topics, from simple things like newspapers to global events that shape the world in which we live.

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    The Oxford Open Learning History IGCSE is self-contained and all the information you need is in the course. Nevertheless, as with all subjects, you may find it helpful to consult some other textbooks from time to time to gain a different perspective on the topic you are reading.  A list of suggestions for further reading is included in the module Introductions.
    There is one general text which is read by a lot of Edexcel candidates:
    Edexcel International GCSE History Certificate