Welcome to Year 11 IGCSE History!

This is who we are...

Teacher: Mr. Gunnar Stride, M.A., M.S.

Link to Cambridge's 2019 IGCSE History Syllabus

Curriculum Guide 2019-2020

2019-2020 Curriculum guide History Year 10

This is who and what we are in studying in Cambridge IGCSE History (given by Cambridge title):

Core content studies:

  1. Were the peace studies of 1919-23 fair
  2. To what extent was the League of Nations a success?
  3. Why had international peace collapsed by 1939
  4. Who was to blame for the Cold War?
  5. How effectively did the U.S.A. contain the spread of communism?
  6. How secure was the U.S.S.R.'s control over Eastern Europe
  7. Why did events in the Gulf matter, c. 1970-2000

Depth studies:

  1. The First World War I, 1914-1918
  2. Year 11's Depth Study will be determined by the class.

The Text

There are three major textbooks used in IGCSE Geography.

(1) Twentieth Century History - the major source for lessons - a hefty book filled with detail.

(2) Germany - a specialist book, very useful when dealing with Topic 3 above.

(3) World History - a book filled with excellent summaries!

There are four lessons per week in Year 11. There will be homework on two occasions a week. Homework will always be relevant to work completed in class on the day the homework is awarded. Students will normally have a couple of days grace to complete homework.

The IGCSE Examination

The Final Exam will consist of one examination paper of 2 hour duration based upon topics from all the work carried out this year. (see Revision Guide given to your child)

Section A : 5 questions, choose and answer 3 in full. (3 X 20 marks = 60)

Section B: 3 questions, choose one. Write essay. (1 X 40 = 40)

Total for exam: 100 Final Exam = 60% of term grade.

Assignments, for which marks may be given, will occur on a termly basis.

Students will be given a minimum of one calendar week to prepare for tests.

Grading and assessment weightings

90-100 A*

80-89 A

70-79 B

60-69 C

50-59 D

Below 50 E

Term 1

2 Examinations-50% of term grade

Classwork and short assessments-40% of term grade

Assignments and Projects-10% of term grade

Term 2

Mock examination-50% of term grade

1 Additional Examination-20% of term grade

Classwork and short assessments-30% of term grade

Term 3

Students entire grade will come from the Cambridge Examination which is graded externally