In many ways our Cambridge IGCSE History homeschooling course is like studying literature – it’s easy to understand the story of a book as you read it, but it takes deeper thought to understand the themes, characters, symbolism and message of a book. In the same way it takes deeper thought to understand why something has happened in History or why it still affects the world today.
Learning modern history means that your child is learning about events that helped shape the world as we know it – World War One, World War 2, The Cold War, the United Nations, and the rise and rise of China. All are relevant now and it’s hard to have an opinion about current events without at least some knowledge of modern history.
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In addition to a Depth Study on China c.1930–c.1990, our Cambridge IGCSE History course covers Option B, The 20th century: International Relations since 1919:
This course is designed to prepare your child for the Cambridge (CAIE) History syllabus 0470.
Our course for 2017 – 2019 exams covers: The 20th Century: International Relations since 1919, and a Depth Subject: China 1930 – 1990.
The exam comprises three written papers:
Paper 1: 2 hours, (40% of total mark)
Paper 2: 2 hours, (33%)
Paper 4: Alternative to Coursework, 1hour, (27%)
There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of those most convenient.
The fee for Cambridge IGCSE History is £495 via instalments (initial payment of £103 and 8 monthly instalments of £49). There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £470.
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I provide students with a fundamental appreciation for History through a variety of teaching techniques. I adjust to all learning styles in order to develop a passion and desire to learn.MA, PGCE Subject: History View Profile
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History is not only marshalling facts. It is also the analysis of evidence to offer explanations of why things happened, what the consequences were and how far things have changed.MA, PGCE Subject: History View Profile
Understanding the past enriches our lives and develops valuable skills of interpretation and debate. I enjoy helping students acquire the knowledge, skills and organisation to succeed.BA, Cert Ed. Subject: History View Profile
History has always been my passion. I want to help young people recognise the impact that history has on our lives. History can be challenging, but I'm always here to help with any questions!MA, PGCE Subject: History View Profile
I love to read. If you read, you can visit magical worlds and have great adventures! I’m looking forward to inspiring you as you embark on your own journey of discovery! I also home educate my daughter.MA Subject: English Language & History View Profile
I have enjoyed learning History IGCSE with Wolsey Hall. There are plenty of interesting and engaging resources which have made it a really enjoyable experience!
With the aid of my supportive, capable Tutors and the extensive resources that Wolsey Hall offers, I am pleased to say that I scored an A* in English Literature (96%) and an A in History (88%)! I am really ecstatic over my recent results! I am really really grateful to Michelle Feeney -- my History tutor -- for helping me on my IGCSE journey with her insightful feedback and willingness to reply every one of my queries. From a student who has had absolutely no background at all in Literature or History prior to joining Wolsey Hall, I believe that I could not have ever scored such high grades without all their input. These results have really blown me away...