History (0470)


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1) IGCSE History: Aims 

The aims are to:

    • stimulate an interest in and enthusiasm for learning about the past
    • promote the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of individuals, people and societies in the past
    • ensure that learners’ knowledge is rooted in an understanding of the nature and use of historical evidence
    • promote an understanding of key historical concepts: cause and consequence, change and continuity, and similarity and difference
    • provide a sound basis for further study and the pursuit of personal interest
    • encourage international understanding
    • encourage the development of historical skills, including investigation, analysis, evaluation and communication skills.

2) Syllabus Outline: 

All candidates study all the Core Content in either:
Option A) The nineteenth century: the development of modern nation states, 1848–1914 The content focuses on the following Key Questions:
    • Were the Revolutions of 1848 important?
    • How was Italy unified?
    • How was Germany unified?
    • Why was there a civil war in the United States and what were its results?
    • Why, and with what effects, did Europeans expand their overseas empires in the nineteenth century?
    • What caused the First World War? or:
Option B) The twentieth century: international relations since 1919 The content focuses on the following Key Questions:
    • Were the peace treaties of 1919–23 fair?
    • To what extent was the League of Nations a success?
    • Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?
    • Who was to blame for the Cold War?
    • How effectively did the United States contain the spread of Communism?
    • How secure was the USSR’s control over Eastern Europe, 1948–c.1989?
    • Why did events in the Gulf matter, c.1970–2000?
In addition, all candidates must also study at least one of the following Depth Studies:
    • 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

3) Assessment Outline: 

All candidates take: 

    • Paper 1: Written Paper – Two questions on Section A and one question on Section B (120 minutes)
    • Paper 2: Written Paper – Six questions on prescribed topic from Section A (120 minutes)
    • Paper 3 or Paper 4: Coursework or Alternative to Coursework – Written Paper consisting of one question from Section B (60 minutes)

For more information check out the: IGCSE History Guide

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