International A Level History Course

International A Level History Course has been designed to help students understand the significance of historical events, the role of individuals in history and the nature of change over time. Our qualifications will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The topics given throughout the course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to succeed as AS and A-level historians.

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Course Description

This International A Level History Distance Learning is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

International A Level History CIE exams can be taken in June and November (Also March for India)

Our courses at Home Study Zone allow our students to work at their own pace and we work to ensure all our student’s needs are met. Our resources will cover the requirements of the course making sure you stay on track with the subject you choose.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Modules

AS Level

Candidates for the Cambridge International AS Level History study the following topics:-

 

The Search for International Peace and Security, 1919–1945

 

What were the origins and aims of the League of Nations?

How was the League of Nations organised?

What were the successes and failures of the League of Nations?

What were the origins and aims of the United Nations?

 

International Relations, 1871–1945

 

Why, and with what results, was there a growth in imperial expansion during the last quarter of the nineteenth century?

How and why did the USA emerge as a world power?

How and why did Japan emerge as a world power?

Why, and with what results, did a system of rigid alliances develop between European nations?

Why did the peace settlements of 1919–1920 fail to secure lasting peace?

What attempts were made to improve international relations between 1919 and 1933 and how successful were they?

How did relations between the USSR, Britain, France and Germany develop between 1919 and 1933?

What were the main aims and implications of US foreign policy, 1919–1933?

What were the aims and implications of Mussolini’s foreign policy?

Why did civil war break out in Spain in 1936?

What were the aims and implications of Hitler’s foreign policy?

Why did war break out in 1939?

 

What were the implications of the ‘warlord era’ which affected China from 1916 to 1928?

How effective was the Kuomintang in achieving its aims?

Why did communism gain support in China?

Why, and with what effects, did Japan become a military dictatorship in the 1930s?

 

AS level consists of two examinations.

 

Full A’ Level

 

Candidates for the Cambridge International A’ Level Geography study the following topics:-

 

The Search for International Peace and Security, 1919–1945

 

What were the origins and aims of the League of Nations?

How was the League of Nations organised?

What were the successes and failures of the League of Nations?

What were the origins and aims of the United Nations?

 

International Relations, 1871–1945

 

Why, and with what results, was there a growth in imperial expansion during the last quarter of the nineteenth century?

How and why did the USA emerge as a world power?

How and why did Japan emerge as a world power?

Why, and with what results, did a system of rigid alliances develop between European nations?

Why did the peace settlements of 1919–1920 fail to secure lasting peace?

What attempts were made to improve international relations between 1919 and 1933 and how successful were they?

How did relations between the USSR, Britain, France and Germany develop between 1919 and 1933?

What were the main aims and implications of US foreign policy, 1919–1933?

What were the aims and implications of Mussolini’s foreign policy?

Why did civil war break out in Spain in 1936?

What were the aims and implications of Hitler’s foreign policy?

Why did war break out in 1939?

What were the implications of the ‘warlord era’ which affected China from 1916 to 1928?

How effective was the Kuomintang in achieving its aims?

Why did communism gain support in China?

Why, and with what effects, did Japan become a military dictatorship in the 1930s?

 

The Holocaust

 

The background of European and German anti-Semitism and racist theories

Nazi anti-Semitism and persecution of the Jews, 1933–41

The impact of war on Nazi policy towards the Jews

Ghettoisation and Jewish responses to the Holocaust

The development of Nazi extermination policies towards Jews and other minorities

Contemporary reactions to the Holocaust.

 

Europe of the Dictators, 1918–1941

 

Theme 1: Lenin’s Russia, 1918–1924

Theme 2: Mussolini’s Italy, 1920–1941

A’ Level assessment consists of four examinations.

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • Two years tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover the full specification. 

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at info@homestudyzone.org.uk in order that we can advise you further.

Do I have to pay for delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 300 and 350 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Will I gain UCAS points?

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams.  A UCAS points table can be found by clicking here.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

International A’ Level History CIE: 9389

Awarding Organisation

Cambridge

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.

 

Edexcel

Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.

In the UK, Edexcel work with more than 5,000 secondary schools, 450 further education colleges, 70 higher education institutions and more than 700 employers and training providers. As the company responsible for marking the national Key Stage 2 and 3 tests, they are also now working with 20,000 junior schools. Internationally, Edexcel operate in 112 countries and every year more than four million people trust their respected learning programmes and qualifications.

 

Fees

knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full CIE specification.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Help with UCAS application if attending University.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.

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