IGCSE History


Study online IGCSE History (with optional exams) at Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor. This is the same GCSE studied in any school or college and is internationally recognised. With a 98% pass rate, and extra support – you can be confident you will pass this exam with ease.


Study the IGCSE History course entirely online to achieve this core and credible qualification. IGCSE History is essential if you wish to go to University to study any History related degree. Learn about Germany 1890-1945: Democracy and Dictatorship, and BA Norman England: c1066 – c1100. This challenging and interesting course will show employers and educators that you have the necessary skills and qualifications to build upon. This qualification makes up the core of a standard general education. You can be confident you will achieve this with a 98% pass rate last year.

Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow giving you excellent value for money.

IGCSE History is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK. You can use this qualification towards University entry.

  • Accredited qualification awarded by Edexcel
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre
  • Full support around your course and guidance for your future plans
  • Help with your CV and LinkedIn Profile

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Germany 1890-1945: Democracy and Dictatorship
  • Unit 2 – BB Conflict and Tension: The Inter-War Years 1918–1939
  • Unit 3 – BA Norman England: c1066 – c1100
  • Unit 4 – AA Britain: Health and the People c1000 to the Present Day
  • Unit 5 – Preparing for Paper 1: Understanding the Modern World (AB and BB)
  • Unit 6 – Preparing for Paper 2: Shaping the Nation (BA and AA)

Syllabus: (4HI1)   Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

Edexcel is the worlds leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.

edexcel upskill online uk

Course Assessment

You will be required to sit two paper based written exams. A pass grade is set at grades 4 / 5 and is formally a grade C). 9 is the highest grade equivalent to an A*. Each paper makes up 50% of this IGCSE qualification.

  • Paper 1 – Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes – 50% of IGCSE – 60 marks.
    • Germany: development of dictatorship, 1918–45
    • A world divided: superpower relations, 1943–72
  • Paper 2 – Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes – 50% of IGCSE – 60 marks.
    • The origins and course of the First World War, 1905–18
    • Changes in medicine, c1848–c1948

We can offer you a guaranteed exam space at one of our exam centres it the UK when you choose to study this IGCSE History course with us at Upskill Online UK. Alternatively, you may choose to organise and book your own exams.

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have learnt. They do not count towards your overall IGCSE History qualification. They are marked by your course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit. There is no coursework to produce in this syllabus.


Upskill Online UK have a national network of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners only. We can also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for IGCSE History are £206 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on enrolment form when asked, if you want to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

When you have completed this course, you will achieve an Edexcel IGCSE in History qualification. Specification (4HI1).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. A good standard level of reading and written English is required and is suitable for learners of all ages.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

150 hours

What Next?

After you’ve successfully completed this IGCSE History course, you could progress onto our A Level History course or apply for jobs in a variety of settings or related sectors. You can also use this IGCSE History qualification to get into college or Sixth Form.


The IGCSE History course is popular with home school pupils. You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

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