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GCSE History

GCSE History

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 28 March – Friday 1 April
  • Week 2: Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April
  • Week 3: Monday 11 April – Friday 15 April


Suitable for all exam boards

Length of Course

20 hours


9.00am to 12.30pm or 1.00pm to 4.30pm daily

Students are advised to contact the college to discuss the periods they are studying; GCSE History tuition over Easter is arranged on an individual tuition basis. However, where two or more students wish to study the same texts or period, a group may be formed.

Generally, tutors will tailor courses to the needs of the individual and students are urged to be as detailed as possible in their registration form. For example, please ensure that you do give precise details of the specification you are taking:

  • The examination board
  • The subject and component code
  • The topic and subject area covered

Topic 1:
Choose one of the following options:

  • America, 1840–1895: Expansion and consolidation
  • Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship
  • Russia, 1894–1945: Tsardom and communism
  • America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality

Topic 2:
Choose one of the following options:

  • Conflict and tension: The First World War, 1894–1918
  • Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918–1939
  • Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945–1972
  • Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950–1975
  • Conflict and tension in the Gulf and Afghanistan, 1990–2009

Topic 3:
Choose one of the following options:

  • Norman England, c1066–c1100
  • Medieval England: the reign of Edward I, 1272–1307
  • Elizabethan England, c1568–1603
  • Restoration England, 1660–1685

Topic 4:
Choose one of the following options:

  • Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day
  • Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day
  • Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day

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