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GCSE History

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Overview

  • Study critical points in Europe’s history
  • Learn to question sources and analyse evidence
  • Understand the impact of events on the world
  • Complete this GSCE in as little as 6 months
  • Opens up new exciting avenues of study
  • Study around your existing commitments

Studying your GCSE

The study of history is not only an opportunity to examine our past but identify similar trends in the present. It is the social science of analysing events and making judgements about how they shaped the world then and now.

Partnered with other social science courses, history can provide you with strong analytical skills in addition to a solid grasp of key historical events.

You can build on this further at A-level or with an Access to Higher Education course.

Your studies will focus on America's expansion between 1840 and 1895, the build up to the First World War between 1894-1918, Britain from 1170 to today and the English Restoration between 1660 and 1685.

Each unit will challenge you to understand the events, challenge sources and draw conclusions based on the materials at hand.

By the time you have completed your course, you will have learned to assess the validity of sources, analyse evidence and draw reasoned conclusions on events of historical significance. This will allow you to build on your knowledge through A-level or Access to Higher Education courses.

Getting Started

Studying your GCSE with learndirect isn’t like with traditional colleges. As a leading distance learning institute, all your work is online. So, you never need to worry about making it to class.

Your classroom is wherever you feel your do your learning best. And class starts when it suits you, not when someone tells you to arrive.

This gives you the freedom to study your GCSE around you existing commitments. As opposed to sacrificing family time to complete your work.

Because the course is online, you can start right away via our online portal. This gives you the choice to decide not only when to study, but how quickly you want to complete the course.

You will also be provided with a tutor to support you throughout your history GCSE. Your tutor will mark your assignments, providing guidance and feedback. They are also on hand to answer questions or clarify anything should you get stuck.

Pursuing your career

A GCSE in history allows you to go on to study either at A-level, complete an RQF or an Access to HE Diploma. All of which can allow you to go on to study history or a social science at degree level.

Modules

As you progress through your course, you will study the following modules:

  • Introduction to History
  • America, 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation
  • Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894-1918
  • Britain: Power and the people c1170 to the present day
  • Restoration England, 1660-1685

Requirements

Great news! To start this course there are no pre-entry requirements. To start straightaway all you need is a computer, tablet or mobile device and an internet connection!

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find an end of unit assignment. This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each unit you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

At the end of this course, if you decide to take an exam, after passing you’ll have gained a GCSE in History, which can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

Hear from our past Students

  • Study critical points in Europe’s history
  • Learn to question sources and analyse evidence
  • Understand the impact of events on the world
  • Complete this GSCE in as little as 6 months
  • Opens up new exciting avenues of study
  • Study around your existing commitments

Studying your GCSE

The study of history is not only an opportunity to examine our past but identify similar trends in the present. It is the social science of analysing events and making judgements about how they shaped the world then and now.

Partnered with other social science courses, history can provide you with strong analytical skills in addition to a solid grasp of key historical events.

You can build on this further at A-level or with an Access to Higher Education course.

Your studies will focus on America's expansion between 1840 and 1895, the build up to the First World War between 1894-1918, Britain from 1170 to today and the English Restoration between 1660 and 1685.

Each unit will challenge you to understand the events, challenge sources and draw conclusions based on the materials at hand.

By the time you have completed your course, you will have learned to assess the validity of sources, analyse evidence and draw reasoned conclusions on events of historical significance. This will allow you to build on your knowledge through A-level or Access to Higher Education courses.

Getting Started

Studying your GCSE with learndirect isn’t like with traditional colleges. As a leading distance learning institute, all your work is online. So, you never need to worry about making it to class.

Your classroom is wherever you feel your do your learning best. And class starts when it suits you, not when someone tells you to arrive.

This gives you the freedom to study your GCSE around you existing commitments. As opposed to sacrificing family time to complete your work.

Because the course is online, you can start right away via our online portal. This gives you the choice to decide not only when to study, but how quickly you want to complete the course.

You will also be provided with a tutor to support you throughout your history GCSE. Your tutor will mark your assignments, providing guidance and feedback. They are also on hand to answer questions or clarify anything should you get stuck.

Pursuing your career

A GCSE in history allows you to go on to study either at A-level, complete an RQF or an Access to HE Diploma. All of which can allow you to go on to study history or a social science at degree level.

Modules

As you progress through your course, you will study the following modules:

  • Introduction to History
  • America, 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation
  • Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894-1918
  • Britain: Power and the people c1170 to the present day
  • Restoration England, 1660-1685

Requirements

Great news! To start this course there are no pre-entry requirements. To start straightaway all you need is a computer, tablet or mobile device and an internet connection!

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find an end of unit assignment. This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each unit you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

At the end of this course, if you decide to take an exam, after passing you’ll have gained a GCSE in History, which can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

Hear from our past Students

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