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Cambridge Upper Secondary

Why Study Cambridge IGCSE History?

Cambridge IGCSE History course 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.

You will 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 your studies. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • The nineteenth century: the development of modern nation states, 1848-1914
  • The twentieth century: international relations since 1919
  • The First World War, 1914-18
  • Germany, 1918-45
  • Russia, 1905-41
  • The United States, 1919-41
  • China, c.1930-c.1990
  • South Africa, c.1940-c.1994
  • Israelis and Palestinians since 1945

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge IGCSE History requires about 130 hours of study. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We recommend that students who are beginning this course should have previously completed a History curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework.

IGCSE HISTORY

Examinations

Students studying Cambridge IGCSE History take three papers in a single examination series.

Paper 1 Duration Weighting
Written paper – all questions are in the form of structured essays 2 hours 40%
Paper 2 Duration Weighting
Written paper – candidates answer six questions on one prescribed topic 2 hours 33%
Paper 3 Duration Weighting
Coursework/alternative to coursework – candidates answer one question on a Depth Study form the syllabus 1 hour 27%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly.

Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International GCSE History can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

For more information about Fees and Scholarships, please click here.

For more information about Cambridge International GCSE History, please click here.

For the full list of references, please click here.

History

Cambridge Advanced

Why Study Cambridge International AS & A Level History?

Cambridge International AS & A Level History is a flexible and wide-ranging course covering modern history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The syllabus builds upon skills gained at Cambridge IGCSE and develops lifelong skills including understanding issues and themes within a historical period.

The emphasis is again on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research. You will develop an understanding of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference, and use historical evidence as part of your studies. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Modern Europe, 1750-1921
  • The history of the USA, 1820-1941
  • International history, 1870-1945

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge International AS Level History requires about 180 hours of study, and Cambridge International A Level History requires about 360 hours of study. These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We recommend that students who are beginning this course should have previously completed a Cambridge International GCSE course in History.

Grade B/6 or above in History at IGCSE (or equivalent) is required before starting Cambridge International AS & A History. It is also necessary that all A-Level students have IGCSE English Language or the equivalent at Grade C/4 or above.

AS & A LEVEL HISTORY

Examinations

Students studying AS Level History only take two papers out of four in a single examination series.

Students studying A Level History take all four papers.

Paper 1 Duration AS Level A Level
Document questions 1 hour 15 minutes 40% 20%
Paper 2 Duration AS Level A Level
Outline study 1 hour 45 minutes 60% 30%
Paper 3 Duration AS Level A Level
Interpretations question 1 hour 15 minutes - 20%
Paper 4 Duration AS Level A Level
Depth study 1 hour 45 minutes - 30%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly.

Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International AS & A Level History can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

For more information about Fees and Scholarships, please click here.

For more information about Cambridge International AS & A Level history, please click here.

For the full list of references, please click here.

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