GCSE History

Course Codes

OSC1354 / OSC1355

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Study something you're fascinated by and gain a recognised qualification in GCSE History from home.

  • Achieve an internationally recognised qualification in GCSE History.
  • Expand your knowledge of past events that have shaped the world we live in today.
  • Develop a solid foundation of historical understanding and prepare yourself for future studies in history at A Level and beyond.
  • Choose whether to add exams to your enrolment and we'll book these for you when you're ready!
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Course overview

Do you love learning about historical events that have shaped the world we live in today? With this GCSE History course, you’ll study topics such as tsardom and communism in Russia, the Cold War, restoration England, and those who have challenged Royal authority over the centuries.

This AQA GCSE History course is the same GCSE currently studied in traditional schools throughout the UK, therefore allowing students to gain an internationally recognised GCSE while studying from home.

If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment, we will book these for you, saving you the hassle of booking them yourself and giving you more time to dedicate to your studies.

 

Course Duration

Up to 12 months.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of your exams, you will receive your GCSE History qualification.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Two paper-based exams.

Course content

Specification code: 8145

Extra info

Assessment

To achieve your GCSE History qualification, your knowledge gained during your studies of all four units will be assessed across two exams.

If you add your exams to your enrolment we will book them when you’re ready. If you choose to book your exams through us, you will need to sit your exams at centres located in either Birmingham, Bolton, Doncaster, London, or Macclesfield.

While you are formally assessed by completing your exams, you will also need to submit tutor-marked assignments to allow your tutor to monitor your progress.

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

Course Duration

You will have up to one year to complete your GCSE History studies from the date you receive your materials.

With this course, you will have the flexibility to study at your own pace, and your only deadlines are the GCSE exams, which typically take place during the summer exam period (May/June).

Study Method

This course enables you to study your GCSE History course from home. Your course materials will be sent by post or you can study 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 the exams, you will receive your GCSE History qualification.

The GCSE is awarded by AQA and it is recognised by universities, schools, and employers globally.

 

Exam details

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

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