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Online GCSE History Course 9-1

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Our brand new Online GCSE History 9-1 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.

Our Online GCSE History 9-1 Course aims to:
  • develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history; and of the wide diversity of human experience
  • engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers
  • develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by using a range of sources in their historical context
  • develop an awareness of why people, events and developments have been accorded historical significance and how and why different interpretations have been constructed about them
  • organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in different ways and reach substantiated conclusions.
Study Time: 120 hours
Tutor Support: 12 months

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Paper 1: Thematic Study and Historic Environment (Paper code: 1HI0/11)


  1. Medicine in Britain c1250 - present.
  2. The British sector of the Western Front 1914-18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.


  1. Historic Environment - Students answer a question that assesses knowledge plus a two-part question based on two provided sources.
  2. Thematic Study - Students answer three questions that assess their knowledge and understanding. The first two questions are compulsory. For the third question, students answer one from a choice of two.

Paper 2: Period Study and British Depth Study (Paper codes: 1HI0/27)


  1. Henry VIII and his ministers 1509-40.
  2. Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91.


  1. Period Study - Students answer three questions that assess their knowledge and understanding. The first two questions are compulsory. For the third question, students select two out of three parts.
  2. British Depth Study - Students answer a single three-part question that assesses their knowledge and understanding. The first two parts are compulsory. For the third part, students select one from a choice of two.

Paper 3: Modern Depth Study (Paper code: 1HI0/30)


  1. Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-41.


  1. Modern Depth Study - Students answer a question based on a provided source and a question that assesses their knowledge and understanding.
  2. Modern Depth Study - Students answer a single four-part question, based on two provided sources and two provided interpretations.

As you progress through the Online GCSE History 9-1 Course you will encounter lessons, activities, core reading and assessments. For a full breakdown of content and assessment please download the specification document. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to speak to one of our friendly student advisors.

There are no entry requirements for GCSE study.

Our Online GCSE History 9-1 Course is powered by:

  • CloudPort - Our Virtual Learning Environment: offering 24/7 access to all your study materials - so you can study on the move
  • Online Lessons and Assessments - allowing you to study on any Smart Device
  • Lively and Interactive study environments, where you can engage in group collaboration with fellow students and tutors
  • 12 Months Full Tutor Support - giving you the confidence you need to achieve your learning goals
  • Digital and Print resources - choose the format that works for you
  • Live chat functionality with tutors and students - giving you immediate access to the information you need
  • Direct links to media-rich and interactive learning resources - making your learning cool, engaging, effective...and Fun!

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New 9-1 Assessment:

As part of your Online GCSE History 9-1 Course you will have the benefit of both Formative and Summative Assessment.

Formative Assessment does not count towards your final mark but is used to gauge your progress and performance. Use these assessments to practice your skills and to build confidence in the subject. You can take combinations of these assessments as many times as you like to continuously improve your grades. Formative Assessments include: Activities, Multiple Choice Assessment, Short Answer and Tutor Marked Mock Exams.

Summative Assessments do count towards your final grade. These are final exams which are held at one of thousand of exam centres across the country. See the Examination section below for more details.

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Perhaps the most important asset provided as part of your Online GCSE History 9-1 Course is access to a dedicated academic tutor.

You will be assigned a dedicated tutor on enrolment who will support you throughout your studies and towards your final exams. You have access to your tutor for 12 months, if you need to extend support extensions are available.

Tutor support is delivered using Online Messaging function within CloudPort, ensuring you get the support you need when you need it.

New 9-1 Exams:

Exams for the Edexcel GCSE History 9-1 syllabus (4HI0) are held once a year: May/June. Exam timetables are published 12 months in advance and are available upon request.

Get the lowdown on the new 9-1 grading system by watching this short video published by the awarding body:

Find your Nearest Centre:

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Exam fees are additional to the course fees. These are payable to the centre where you sit your exam. Use our Exam Centre Finder to locate your nearest Exam centre.
Pay your course in full or spread the cost with one of our monthly instalment plans. Speak to one of our advisers today about arranging a monthly instalment plan for your chosen course(s) on 0330 111 4006

CloudLearn is unique in that we offer our students a choice of study formats. Choose to study via print or digital materials.

Our digital materials are hosted on our VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) CloudPort and are accessible on all digital devices, so you can study where and when you want.

Choose to study using your PC, Laptop, Tablet, Phone, PS4, Smart TV...your learning - your choice.

All content, formative assessment and tutorial support is available online for your learning convenience.

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