History IGCSE

Happy Smiling Home Educated history student

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.

The OHS course is divided into four modules, as follows:

  • Development of dictatorship: Germany 1918-1945
  • A Divided Union: Civil Rights in the USA, 1945-74
  • Colonial rule and the nationalist challenge in India, 1919-1947
  • Change in Africa: from colonialism to independence, 1945-2000

There are 22 lessons and 9 Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMA’s), one of which is a practice exam paper.


Assessment is by two 90-minute papers. There is no coursework.

History IGCSE and Home Education FAQs

Oxford Home Schooling’s History IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in History (4HI0) in 2018 and the Edexcel IGCSE in History (4HI1) exams from 2019.

When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

The course is designed to be accessible to students who have usually studied the core subjects up to and including Key Stage 3 Year 9. You do not need to have studied History previously, though this would be advantageous.

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