IGCSE History Syllabus examines some of the major international issues of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as more extensively covering the history of particular regions. The emphasis is on historical knowledge as well as on the skills required for historical research. IGCSE History will stimulate any student who is already interested in the past, provide a basis for further study and also encourage a lifelong interest in the subject.
The students study all the Core Content in either:
- The nineteenth century: the development of modern nation states, 1848–191 or
- The twentieth century: international relations since 1919
IGCSE History course teaches students to raise questions and to develop and deploy historic skills, knowledge and understanding to provide historical explanations. Students explore history from a variety of perspectives, including social, economic, cultural and political perspectives. It gives the opportunity to build interest and enthusiasm in learning about and understanding the past, to explore historical concepts such as cause and consequence, change and continuity, similarity and difference, acknowledge the historical evidence and how to use it, learn more about international issues and inter-relationships, learn how to make clear logical arguments.