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GCSE History - exams not included

This course at a glance

  • 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 exciting new 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. The study of History means analysing events and making judgements about how they shaped the world then and now.

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

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

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 the completion of A Level History or an Access to HE Diploma.

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. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

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 Humanities 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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements required to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Exams required

Exams are not included.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

At the end of each unit you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). 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 assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

If you decide to take the GCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained a GCSE in History. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Frequently Asked Questions

learndirect’s GCSE History course explores power struggles, societal shifts, and global conflicts. It delves into Britain's long history, America's westward expansion, and the world-altering First World War. Get ready to analyse monarchs, revolutions, cowboys, and trench warfare!
Taking History GCSE can be beneficial for your life and career in several ways. It hones critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills through essay writing, source evaluation, and interpreting diverse perspectives. These are highly sought-after skills in many careers. History provides context for current events and helps you navigate a complex world. Learning from the past fosters cultural awareness and global citizenship, enhancing your ability to interact with diverse people and understand different viewpoints. Studying history also opens your mind to different cultures, societies, and ideas. It encourages empathy, self-awareness, and the ability to form your own opinions, shaping your personal growth and worldview. A strong GCSE in History can also open doors to A-Level History and related degrees like politics, law, international relations, and even medicine. It demonstrates your ability to handle complex subjects and research, appealing to universities and future employers.
At learndirect, our A-Levels don’t have set entry requirements, but it would be beneficial to study GCSE History before A-Level History. This is because GCSE lays the foundation for historical analysis, source evaluation, and essay writing, skills crucial for success at A-Level. Studying both sequentially allows you to gradually develop these skills, build knowledge, and gain confidence before diving into the more demanding A-Level curriculum. This smoother transition can help you achieve better results and enjoy the subject more deeply. Remember, A-Level is where you truly delve into historical debates and complexities, and a strong GCSE base equips you for that fascinating journey.
GCSE History equips you with transferable skills like communication, analysis, and research. These open doors to various jobs directly, straight from the GCSE you could become a retail assistant, work in customer service, tourism, as a library assistant, or junior archivist. With an A-Level or degree in the subject, you can unlock specialised careers like teacher, museum curator, journalist, archaeologist, lawyer, and more!
No, this course option does not include the exam, though the course material prepares you to take it. Should you wish to, you can add the exam option later.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

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  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 18th June
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GCSE History - exams not included

This course at a glance

  • 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 exciting new 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. The study of History means analysing events and making judgements about how they shaped the world then and now.

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

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

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 the completion of A Level History or an Access to HE Diploma.

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. The only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.

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 Humanities 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

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements required to enrol on this course.

Average completion timeframe

The average time it takes to complete the course is 18 months.

Exams required

Exams are not included.

Is Membership Required?

No membership is required to enrol on this course.

Extension Rules

£40 for six months, maximum of twice. If expired more than six months ago, or have already had two extensions, then they need to restart the course and pay again.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA). 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 assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

If you decide to take the GCSE exam at the end of this course and pass, you will have gained a GCSE in History. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Frequently Asked Questions

learndirect’s GCSE History course explores power struggles, societal shifts, and global conflicts. It delves into Britain's long history, America's westward expansion, and the world-altering First World War. Get ready to analyse monarchs, revolutions, cowboys, and trench warfare!
Taking History GCSE can be beneficial for your life and career in several ways. It hones critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills through essay writing, source evaluation, and interpreting diverse perspectives. These are highly sought-after skills in many careers. History provides context for current events and helps you navigate a complex world. Learning from the past fosters cultural awareness and global citizenship, enhancing your ability to interact with diverse people and understand different viewpoints. Studying history also opens your mind to different cultures, societies, and ideas. It encourages empathy, self-awareness, and the ability to form your own opinions, shaping your personal growth and worldview. A strong GCSE in History can also open doors to A-Level History and related degrees like politics, law, international relations, and even medicine. It demonstrates your ability to handle complex subjects and research, appealing to universities and future employers.
At learndirect, our A-Levels don’t have set entry requirements, but it would be beneficial to study GCSE History before A-Level History. This is because GCSE lays the foundation for historical analysis, source evaluation, and essay writing, skills crucial for success at A-Level. Studying both sequentially allows you to gradually develop these skills, build knowledge, and gain confidence before diving into the more demanding A-Level curriculum. This smoother transition can help you achieve better results and enjoy the subject more deeply. Remember, A-Level is where you truly delve into historical debates and complexities, and a strong GCSE base equips you for that fascinating journey.
GCSE History equips you with transferable skills like communication, analysis, and research. These open doors to various jobs directly, straight from the GCSE you could become a retail assistant, work in customer service, tourism, as a library assistant, or junior archivist. With an A-Level or degree in the subject, you can unlock specialised careers like teacher, museum curator, journalist, archaeologist, lawyer, and more!
No, this course option does not include the exam, though the course material prepares you to take it. Should you wish to, you can add the exam option later.

Emma
Retrained as a foot health practitioner and set up a flourishing healthcare business while juggling work as a dental nurse and two children!

Gemma
Check out how this course has helped real-life learners – people just like you - to reach their goals and achieve success!

“I was just overwhelmed with happiness, and I was so proud of myself that I’d actually achieved something that others told me I never would, and it’s the first time in a long time that I’m excited for the future.”

Paul
Re-took his Maths GCSE at the age of 46 to boost his grade and prove the doubters wrong!

“I wasn’t happy with what I got at school many years ago and I felt this is what I should have got the first time around, so I was glad to get that monkey off my back.”

Read the real story
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