IB History Level 3

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology

What will you be working towards?

Code 112
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Full Time

Overview

History is more than the study of the past.  It is the process of recording, reconstructing and interpreting the past through the investigation of a variety of sources.

The course provides both structure and flexibility, fostering an understanding of major historical events in a global context.  It requires students to make comparisons between similar and dissimilar solutions to common human situations, whether they be political, economic or social.  It invites comparisons between, but not judgements of, different cultures, political systems and national traditions.

For our option we have chosen the Route Two history course which focuses on 20th Century world history.

Details

Students will study the following topics:

  • Move to Global War (Japan, Italy and Germany)
  • Authoritarian States (Hitler, Mao and Castro)
  • The Cold War: superpower tensions and rivalries
  • The History of Europe   
  • Europe and the First World War 1871-1918
  • European states in the interwar period 1918-1939
  • Versailles to Berlin:  Diplomacy in Europe 1919-1945

 You will be assessed through two external examinations and an internal assessment, which will see you investigate a historical issue.                               

How will it be delivered?

 You will be assessed through two external examinations and an internal assessment, which will see you investigate a historical issue.               

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to study the History course is 5 9-4 grades at GSCE exams to include English and Maths.  Students are expected to have a grade 6 in English or a Humanities subject.

Your next steps...

University Courses: History, Politics, Law, Media, Business Studies, European Studies, Public Administration, International Relations.

Career Routes: Law, Journalism, Media, Civil Service, Local Government, Business, Policy Researchers.

The IBCP teaches students to become critical thinkers who understand the interdisciplinary nature of learning. Students are encouraged to develop reasoning skills, problem-solving skills and lateral-thinking skills, all valuable to future employers. The IBCP is internationally recognised and accepted by Universities and at Standard Level is equivalent to between 11 and 70 UCAS points and 130 UCAS points at Higher Level depending on the grade achieved.