This online GCSE History course takes you through the study of some of the most intriguing and tumultuous periods in human history, you'll gain a thorough understanding of key events, people, and societies, and learn how to ask relevant questions about the past.
Essential for anyone who wishes to study history at A-level at university, this course has been created by subject specialists to equip you with key skills such as critical thinking, essay writing, and analysis.
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Germany 1890-1945: Democracy and Dictatorship
This period study focuses on the development of Germany during a turbulent half-century of change. It was a period of democracy and dictatorship – the development and collapse of democracy and the rise and fall of Nazism. In the first unit, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of Germany during this period, from the growth of democracy, depression and economic crisis, and the experience of the German people under the Nazis.
Unit 2 - Conflict and Tension: The Inter-war Years 1918-1939
The first world war devastated Europe. Around eight million soldiers and a further eight million civilians lay dead. Whole towns had been flattened, farms destroyed and railways were blown up – but what happened next? This unit focuses on the Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations and the search for international peace, and the origins and outbreak of the Second World War.
Unit 3 - Norman England: c1066 – c1100
England during this period was a turbulent, and often frightening place to live, full of power struggles that heralded the beginning of a new era. In this unit, you’ll focus on the Norman conquest, what life was like under the Normans, as well as religious life and monasticism.
Unit 4 - Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day
In unit four, you’ll take a look at how knowledge of medicine and the human body developed from the medieval period through to the 1900s and beyond. You’ll analyse key topics, such as when doctors developed an understanding of germ theory and infection, and liberal social reforms that revolutionised public health.
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Upon successful completion of this History distance learning course, you will receive a GCSE certificate in History, issued by AQA. This syllabus (8145) has been chosen specifically because it is best suited to distance learning.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2023.
You'll be required to complete the two GCSE standard written exams:
- Paper 1: 2 hour written exam, 50% of marks
- Paper 2: hour written exam, 50% of marks
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.
There is no coursework to complete during your course, however, you will be required to complete six assignments. These do not contribute to your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.
There are no formal entry requirements for this level two GCSE History course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write in English