Our Online IGCSE History course offers an engaging and in-depth study of significant global events and themes from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This meticulously designed syllabus not only enhances historical knowledge but also refines research skills. Students enrolled in this History IGCSE Online programme will delve into the complexities of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference, and the use and interpretation of historical evidence.
Suited for pupils with an existing passion for history, this IGCSE History Online Course serves as an excellent precursor for A Level studies, and also nurtures a lifelong interest in the subject. Moreover, this Online IGCSE History course enables students to gain a nuanced understanding of particular regions, thereby contributing to their holistic education.
Homework, Assessment and Reporting
Within our IGCSE History Online framework, students in the Upper School are required to complete a minimum of one piece of homework per subject every fortnight in Level 3, and weekly in Level 4. Academic success in our IGCSE History Online Course is secured through consistent revision and the active consolidation of class notes. Creating revision cards and summarised notes for each topic is strongly encouraged to ensure students are adequately prepared for their final exams at the conclusion of this two-year GCSE course.
Assessment for our IGCSE History Online Course comprises Level 3 internal assessments in June and Level 4 internal mock assessments in November and March. Detailed reports are subsequently issued at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms for Level 3, and following mock assessments for Level 4 in the Autumn and Spring terms. These reports include grades for both attainment and effort in each subject, along with written commentary from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher.
To facilitate an open channel of communication between teachers and parents, we encourage the use of family Teams accounts. This enables more detailed tracking of student progress throughout the academic year, offering a unique advantage over the limitations of an annual parent consultation evening.
Parents are responsible for arranging their child’s examinations at their local registered examination centre. Cambridge Home School students study from every part of the globe and so it is not practical for the school to offer a single venue to sit examinations. Consequently, Cambridge Home School is not registered with Cambridge International Examinations but has partnerships with examination centres registered with Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel, OCR and AQA, and will support students in locating a suitable venue for sitting their written and practical examinations.
What is the focus of the online IGCSE History course?
The online IGCSE History course delves into significant global issues from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It emphasises not only historical knowledge and understanding but also the skills necessary for historical research.
What skills will be developed in the online IGCSE History class?
The online IGCSE History class is designed to develop various analytical skills. These include understanding cause and effect, examining continuity and change, and learning how to use and interpret historical evidence.
How is the assessment carried out in the online IGCSE History course?
Students in the online IGCSE History course undergo internal assessments. For Level 3, these assessments are conducted in June, whereas Level 4 students have mock assessments in November and March. Assessment reports are issued that include grades for attainment and effort, along with written feedback.
What are the homework expectations for History IGCSE online?
For History IGCSE online, students in Level 3 are expected to complete at least one piece of homework every fortnight, while Level 4 students should do so every week. Additionally, revision notes and cards should be regularly updated for effective exam preparation.
How are exams conducted for History IGCSE online?
For History IGCSE online, parents are responsible for arranging their child’s exams at a local registered examination centre. While Cambridge Home School is not directly registered with Cambridge International Examinations, it has partnerships with registered examination centres and will assist students in finding a suitable venue for their exams.
History at Cambridge Home School Online is taught by Dr Elerian, Mrs Till and Mrs Knight. Click on the names below to find out more about our History teachers.