From the rise of the Nazis to understanding Tsarist rule in Russia or more recent forms of conflict such as nuclear and guerilla warfare, our IGCSE History online course will take you on a journey of discovery through time.
By immersing yourself in the past, you’ll uncover some of the key events, people and societies that have shaped how we live today. As you piece together historical evidence you’ll experience the powerful role of history, gaining the skills to ask relevant questions, to interpret and analyse information and to draw your own conclusions.
Supported by an expert personal tutor, you’ll explore topics at your own pace, using our online resources. As you progress, you’ll be able to consider in some depth the impact history has had on our everyday lives.
Our IGCSE History online course develops skills that support both further study and career development. You’ll develop a range of practical skills, including communication, problem solving, analysis, research and independent thinking.
A GCSE in History supports a wide range of further study opportunities and professions. While many are not directly related to the topics you learn in history, the skills you develop when you are analysing and interpreting ‘like a historian’ make it a well-respected and sought after subject for both A level providers and employers.
Our History IGCSE course is ideal if you:
Section 1: Germany between the wars
Section 2: The rise of the Nazis
Section 3: War and downfall
Section 4: Russia 1905-1917
Section 5: Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1924
Section 6: Dictatorship in the USSR 1924-1953
Section 7: Soviet life in peace and war 1924-1953
Section 8: The changing nature of warfare 1919-1939
Section 9: War on land, sea and air 1939-1945
Section 10: New forms of conflict 1945-2011
Study IGCSE History with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Ben who is just one of our first-class history tutors.
“I am a firm believer that passionate tutors who enjoy the subject can pass on their enthusiasm to their learners. My knowledge and experience as a tutor has been built up over many years within sixth form colleges, universities and within the online environment. My academic background has seen me gain a BA in Modern History and Politics, a Masters in Politics and Irish Studies and a PhD in Politics, all from Liverpool University. I am an examiner for two major exam boards and have had a significant amount of academic work published in various books and study guides.”
*The specification suggests that 150 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 150 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 4 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
Our course fees are clear and transparent to help you plan for any additional costs.
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There is no non-exam assessment (NEA) for this course
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience learning online works best when either a parent or guardian are involved. This is why NEC has developed our unique Progress Tracker to help you to support your child.
NEC’s Progress Tracker will allow you to easily track your child’s progress across their subjects and gain insight to how well they are doing through access to their assignment grades and tutor feedback.
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It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £74.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £495
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
Study at your own pace.
There are no academic requirements for this course.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.