History iGCSE

Our course code: X813

Course fee £495 or from £37 per month

Enrol on this course

Our home study iGCSE History has been written by experts to perfectly prepare you for the Edexcel exam. You will develop and expand your knowledge and understanding of key historical events, people and societies, and learn how to ask relevant questions about the past.

As well as teaching you about events and processes that shaped the last 100 years, this course will provide you with excellent analytical and essay-writing skills, and is essential for anyone wishing to study history at a higher level. GCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers at 16.

You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam. You will also have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres to sit your final GCSE examinations.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (for exams in 2022)
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited tutor support – we help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

Our home study iGCSE History has been written by experts to perfectly prepare you for the Edexcel exam. You will develop and expand your knowledge and understanding of key historical […]

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: Edexcel
  • Our course code: X813
  • Qualification code: 4HI1

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad. They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Course Duration

Once you enrol, you’ll have up to two years to study and take your exams, and your unlimited tutor support will continue throughout this time. You will receive your logins to MyOxbridge (our online platform) to access the learning materials.



You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.

You’ll be required to complete the two GCSE standard written exams.

Official exams

  • 1 hours 30 minutes, 50% of marks
  • 1 hours 30 minutes, 50% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.


During your course, you will also be required complete one introductory assignment and 10 assignments. These do not contribute towards 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 is no coursework to complete. All exams must be taken in the same session.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive a iGCSE in History, issued by EdExcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Germany between the wars
  • Germany 1918-1919
  • Early problems of the Weimar Republic 1919-1922
  • The events of 1923
  • The recovery of Germany 1924-1929
2: The rise of the Nazis
  • The growth of the Nazi Party to 1929
  • The Nazi breakthrough 1929-1933
  • Germany 1933-1934
  • Nazi methods of control
  • Nazi social policies
3: War and downfall
  • Nazi economic policies 1933-1939
  • Nazi racial policies
  • The German Home Front
4: Russia 1905-1917
  • Tsarist rule to 1905
  • Tsarist rule 1905-1914
  • Opposition to Tsarist rule 1914-1917
  • The Provisional Government
  • The Bolshevik Revolution
5: Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1924
  • Bolshevik consolidation of power
  • The Civil War
  • War Communism
  • New Economic Policy (NEP)
6: Dictatorship in the USSR 1924-1953
  • The leadership struggle 1924-1929
  • Collectivisation and Five-Year Plans
  • Purges and show trials
  • The cult of Stalin
7: Soviet life in peace and war 1924-1953
  • Living and working in the Soviet Union 1924-1941
  • Education and ethnic minorities 1924-1941
  • World War II 1941-1945
  • Post-war to 1953
8: The changing nature of warfare 1919-1939
  • Changing methods of warfare 1914-1918
  • The Spanish Civil War
  • Aerial warfare in the inter-war years
9: War on land, sea and air 1939-1945
  • Changing methods of land warfare 1939-1943
  • D-Day and resistance
  • Changing methods of air warfare 1939-1945
  • Changing methods of sea warfare 1939-1945
10: New forms of conflict 1945-2011
  • The nuclear age 1945-1975
  • Conventional and guerrilla warfare 1945-1975
  • Conventional and ‘new’ wars 1976-2000
  • The 21st century 2000-2011
Show 4 more modules

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details. This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. The course includes some recommended books that you may wish to refer to for additional reading.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You can study this course from anywhere in the world, but the exams must be taken within the UK.

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.