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INTERNATIONAL GCSE HISTORY (IGCSE HISTORY)

ITS Tutorial School has offered top IGCSE History since 2005. We are the only tutorial school in Hong Kong also licensed to run the International GCSE exams by Pearson. You can take both International GCSE and some GCSE subjects as well. Thousands of students have taken private tuition with our history tutors to date. You can either:



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Why choose ITS for History tuition or full-time study ?
  • Value for money
  • Easy accessibility – all lessons can be taken either here at our school or online
  • Flexible learning – choose when, where and how you learn
  • Individualized for YOU – pick and choose from our add-on services according to your needs
  • Fully qualified and experienced teachers from an official centre
  • Latest specifications – we are an official centre for this qualification
Why study International GCSE History?

The IGCSE History course provides a in-depth study of many of the major economic, political and social developments of the 19th and 20th centuries, whilst also allowing students to explore some topics in greater detail. This course is helps prepare students to study history at A- Level or IB.

IGCSE History will allow students to learn to interpret and understand how historical events have shaped our world. Students will be offered opportunities to analyse, interpret and evaluate primary and secondary evidence, question sources of information, and learn how to present their own views in well-structured essays. The course includes the study of visual and online sources as well as a wide variety of materials in print.

Content overview

Students must study at least two depth studies from the following:

  1. The French Revolution, c1780–99
  2. Development of a nation: unification of Italy, 1848–70
  3. Germany: development of dictatorship, 1918–45
  4. Colonial rule and the nationalist challenge in India, 1919–47
  5. Dictatorship and conflict in the USSR, 1924–53
  6. A world divided: superpower relations, 1943–72
  7. A divided union: civil rights in the USA, 1945–74
  8. South Africa: from union to the end of apartheid, 1948–94.

Students will:

  • gain knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of historical periods
  • develop skills to analyse and evaluate historical interpretations in the context of historical events studied
  • develop skills to explain, analyse and make judgements about historical events and periods studied, using second-order historical concepts

Progression to A Level – International GCSEs enable successful progression onto A level and beyond.

What are the prerequisites of this course?

There are no prerequisites, but an I/ GCSE qualification in History would be helpful

For more information on specific university requirements related to A-levels, please see our International GCSE FAQ page.

How is the course structured?

You can find the Edexcel course specification here.

Assessment
Available in January & June

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