GCSE History Course – AQA

    Description

    GCSE History online. Online Self-study GCSE in History with 12 months full support. Mapped to the AQA specification. Learn online to suit and book your own examinations when you are ready. Students are able to enrol and book their course online, 365 days a year. No set term times, no classes to attend, you have complete flexibility. Access your online resources and tutor support for 12 months, all included in the fee. 

    Note: Exam fees are not included in the fees paid to UK Open College. We do not book exams for students. However, you may wish to try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. You can also find a list of centres on the AQA website who may also be able to assist.


    Qualification: GCSE History AQA
    Support: 1-year support included – Fast track your learning
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    AQA Specification: Code 8145
    Exams: Book your own exams 
    Price: Interest-Free Finance
    Type of Study: Study online 

    Once achieved, We also offer A Level History which may be of interest. 

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 4 components of study in total as listed below.

    Period Studies – Russia 1894-1942 Tsardom & Communism

    • The end of Tsardom
    • Lenin’s new society
    • Stalin’s USSR

    Wider World Depth Studies – Conflict & Tension between East & West 1945-1972

    • The origins of the Cold War
    • The development of the Cold War
    • Transformation of the Cold War

    Thematic Studies – Power & the People – C1170 to the present day

    • Challenging authority and feudalism
    • Challenging royal authority
    • Reform and reformers
    • Equality and rights

    British Depth Studies Including the Historic Environment: Restoration England  – 1660-1685

    • Crown, Parliament, plots and court life
    • Life in restoration England
    • Land, trade and war
    • The historic environment of Restoration England

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

     

    Course Duration

    This GCSE Course comes with 12 months of support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 200 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 270 Hours

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating to your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away. 

    Assessment

    To achieve a GCSE in History you will be assessed across the sections displayed . All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

    Paper 1: Understanding the Modern World

    Type: Written examination

    Duration: 2 Hours

    Weighing: 50% of the GCSE

    Total Marks: 84 (including 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar)

    What’s assessed:

    In Section A there is a choice of four period studies, each with a focus on two key developments in a country’s history over at least a 50 year period. Six compulsory questions (40 marks)

    In section B there is a choice of five wider world depth studies. These focus on international conflict and tension. Four compulsory questions (40 marks).

    Plus 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar

    Paper 2: Shaping the Nation

    Type: Written examination

    Duration: 2 Hours

    Weighing: 50% of the GCSE

    Total Marks: 84 (including 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar)

    What’s assessed:

    In Section A there is a choice of three thematic studies, which look at key developments in Britain over a long period. Four compulsory questions (40 marks)

    In section B there is a choice of four British depth studies incorporating the study of a specific historic environment. Four compulsory questions (40 marks)

    Plus 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar

    Additional Examination Fees

    As a private candidate, it is the students responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College. 

    This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed. This is very easy to do but you need to book in advanced to avoid late booking fees. 

    Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of area. (It’s worth it)
    You can view a list of official AQA approved examination centres here 

    You can also try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. 

    The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (6 months minimum recommended)

    Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 day cooling off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

    Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

    Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance for UK students only!

    Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions: 

    Example: Based on a Max finance agreement of £600

    Aged 21 and above (Maximum age 75)
    Employed or self employed with a minimum income of £7,200 PA (£600.00 PCM take home pay) 
    Permanent resident in the UK for a min of 3 years
    Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
    Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
    Hold a valid UK credit or debit card
    You are not bankrupt or in an IVA. 

    Under 21 – We will require a willing parent, guardian or family member to take out the finance for your studies on your behalf. 

    Please note: We do not carry out credit checks if you meet the above criteria. You may be asked for evidence of income. 

    Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872. 

    Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

    Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered. 

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