How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK or Internationally.
How long is the course? 1 year.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get? Cambridge International IGCSE History (9-1)
What can I do with the qualification? Study A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, International Baccalaureates (IB).
What level is the course? Equivalent to Level 2 Diplomas, USA GED, Hong Kong HKCEE, Singapore O-Level, Indian CBSE.
Are exams included? No, you have to book these separately.
When can I enrol? At any time.
Your online IGCSE History course will come with full tutor support for the length of your studies. You will have access through an online learning portal to all materials and information that you need to study and learn in preparation for your examinations.
Examinations for IGCSE History are held every year in the June examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.
IGCSE History (0977) Syllabus
The syllabus looks at some of the major international issues of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as covering the history of particular regions in more depth. The emphasis is on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research.
IGCSE History gives you insight into the present social economic and political climate by understanding the events that led up to it, particularly those of the 20th century. You will explore what caused the European revolutions of 1848 which changed the shape of the continent, The First World War, the conflict between Israel and Palestine and Russian history.
Learners develop an understanding of the nature of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference and find out how to use and understand historical evidence as part of their studies.
- The qualification is examined over 3 papers.
- Paper 1: Written paper, answer two questions on either the 19th or 20th century core content topics. In Section B candidates answer one question on one depth study. 40% of the total marks available.
- Paper 2: Written paper, answer two questions on either the 19th or 20th century core content topics. 33% of the total marks available.
- Paper 3: Written paper, answer one question on one in-depth study based on historical sources.27% of the total marks available.
- Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. More information on how your particular qualification are examined will be detailed in your course materials.