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GCSE History

OSC1354 / OSC1355

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

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 Options

Study Options

 
£499.00
or £15.31 /month*
Course code: OSC1354
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Course overview

  • 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!

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 content

Specification code: 8145

  • 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

Exam details

Type: Written examination

Duration: 2 Hours

Weighting: 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

Type: Written examination

Duration: 2 Hours

Weighting: 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

Extra information

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, our GCSE exam centre locations for this course are as follows:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Coventry
  • Doncaster
  • Bolton
  • Wimbledon
  • Taunton
  • St Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • High Wycombe
  • Romford
  • Belfast

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

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).

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!

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.

FAQs

Yes! This course is the same as the GCSEs you would study at a traditional school. The only difference is that this course is designed to be studied from home and you receive full tutor support via email.

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

  • Dedicated personal tutor support.
  • Dedicated learner services.
  • Assignment marking and feedback.
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership.
  • FREE CV critique service.
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers.
  • Study pack including pen, highlighter, and notebook*

* Not included with the online study option

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

You will need to take the official GCSE History exams to achieve your qualification. If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment, we will book and pay for them when you are ready.

Please note, if you choose to add on your exams you will need to sit them at either the Birmingham, Coventry, Doncaster, Bolton, Wimbledon, Taunton, or St Neots (Cambridgeshire) examination centre.

If you don’t add on the exams, you will need to book and pay for these separately.

You are still able to study this GCSE History course, but must sit the exams in the UK, 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 Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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