History is a study of the past. In this syllabus students will study world history from the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Students will explore history from a diversity f perspectives, including social, economical, cultural and political perspectives.
Students will explore historical concepts such as cause and consequence, change and continuity, similarity and difference. They will learn how to use historical evidence, gain a greater understanding of international issues and inter-relationships. Finally they will learn how to present clear, logical arguments.
The program of study is over two school years.
The final exam has three components :
Component 1 – Written Paper – 40% weighting
Students answer two questions from Section A (Core Content) and one question from Section B (Depth Study).
All questions are in the form of structered essays.
Component 2 – Written Paper – 33% weighting
Students answer six quesstions on one prescribed topic taken from the Core Content. There is a range of source material relating to each topic.
Component 3 – Written Paper – 27% weighting
Students produce one piece of extended writing based on a Depth Study.
All three components are externally marked by Cambridge International.