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Further Progression

Course Overview

The content features an updated and engaging selection of topics covering a diverse range of significant historical events, periods and geographies.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in history; and of the wide diversity of human experience
  • Engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers
  • Develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by using a range of sources in their historical context
  • Develop an awareness that different people, events and developments have been accorded historical significance and how and why different interpretations have been constructed about them
  • Organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in different ways and reach substantiated conclusions.
iGCSE History Overview

Exam Overview

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in History consists of two mandatory papers. It is a linear qualification and all papers must be taken at the end of the course of study.

  • Paper 1: Two Depth Studies
  • Paper 2: One Historical Investigation and One Breadth Study

Paper 1: 1 hour and 30 minutes Paper 2: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Paper 1: Externally assessed once a year Paper 2: Externally assessed once a year


Paper 1 | 60 marks Paper 2 | 60 marks

Progression and Prerequisites