Our brand new Online GCSE History course aims to develop your understanding of human activity in the past based on historical evidence. You will learn about the nature of cause and consequence, continuity and change, and similarity and difference. Through studying this course, you will develop an understanding of the present and how it is influenced by past events.
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This course will teach you the Edexcel GCSE History syllabus (1HI0). You'll study 3 units:
For a full breakdown of course content, download the GCSE History Brochure.
All of your lessons and assessments are available on CloudPort - our Moodle-based learning environment (Moodle VLEs are used by most colleges and universities in the UK).
Start with lesson 1 and work through the course in a linear pathway or choose to jump to the section that you need. Your learning is completely flexible and allows you to set your programme of learning around the skills you need.
Submit assessments as you work through the course. Get instant results and feedback on activities to track your progress. Use these assessments as learning launchpads, allowing you to focus your time on the topics you need to brush up on.
You will have access to all course materials, assessments and tutor support for 12 months from the day of enrolment. Extensions are available for students who wish to study over a longer period.
You are not alone! You will be assigned a personal 1:1 tutor on your day of enrolment. Your tutor will remain by your side, throughout your learning journey until you get qualified.
All tutors are qualified teachers and subject matter specialists who will ensure you have the correct guidance and support when you need it. As a CloudLearn student you will have unlimited access to tutor support.
CloudLearn GCSEs and A-Levels are structured around formative assessments allowing you to test your knowledge as you work towards qualification. Before taking your exam you will submit a mock exam to give you the practise you need before the big day.
When ready we arrange your exam. We have agreements with exam centres all over the UK. Our students also take advantage of preferential pricing due to the volume of students we channel to exam centres.
As part of your enrolment service package we will make all the arrangements for your final exam. This includes locating a centre and booking the relevant exam/s. Exam fees are additional.
Exam fees can be bundled using the Exam Bundles drop down when adding to basket. Have a look on our Exams Page for a detailed explanation of this service.
The Edexcel GCSE History exam is available in May/June each year. It is assessed over 3 exam papers:
We generally ask that you book written exams at least 6 months in advance.
Booking your exam after the booking deadline will incur late fees (available for one month after deadline) and high late fees (available up until exam entry closure).
Choose to pay in full or spread the cost over our 6 months interest-free payment plans.
We offer longer payment plans of 12, 24, 36 or 48 months. These extended plans are subject to interest. For more details contact our student advisors on 0330 111 4006 or visit our payment plan page.
By participating in Our Online GCSE History Course you will acquire skills that will be useful throughout your future studies or employment. You will develop your critical thinking, investigative and reasoning skills by developing and extending your understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history; and of the wide diversity of human experience. You will also learn how to be a conscientious, critical, reflective and self-directed learner through engagement in historical enquiry. Furthermore, you will be challenged to use this new knowledge in creative and experimental forms.
Additionally, you will discover the importance of open-mindedness and social responsibility through developing an awareness of why people, events and developments have been accorded historical significance and how and why different interpretations have been constructed about them. Furthermore, you will bolster your organisational and communication skills through preparing and disseminating your historical knowledge in different ways and reaching substantiated conclusions.
We also hope to show you the benefits of continuous learning and intellectual curiosity by inspiring a sustained enjoyment of, and interest in, historical discourses. Therefore, the CloudLearn GCSE History Course focuses on improving your skill-set so that you are equipped to prosper in any learning environment or career-path.
Online GCSE History Course Edexcel