International Advanced Level History (2015)

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Students of our Edexcel International Advanced Level in History will study the most popular historical periods and themes, with a greater emphasis on more internationally significant periods and themes, such as 'India 1857–1947' and 'The world in crisis 1879–1945'. Unit 4 takes an international relations approach, interpreting divisive periods of international history.

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International Advanced Level History specification
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Qualification type:
International Advanced Level
Level:
Level 3
Subject:
History
Specification codes:
XHI01,
YHI01
Availability:
International only
First teaching:
2015
First assessment:
2016

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Why choose this specification?

Designed for the global learner, this qualification includes specific international content, making it highly relevant to students across the world.

Created in consultation with world-leading Higher Education Institutions, this new qualification provides students with access to local and international universities. 

Our world-class standards mean that this qualification is shaped by education experts from around the world, and developed to be rigorous, demanding, inclusive and empowering.

Working collaboratively with our panel of educational thought leaders and technical qualification and assessment experts, we can ensure that this IAL is globally relevant, represents world-class best practice, and maintains a consistent standard.

This qualification is 100% externally assessed, and has a flexible, modular structure, with exams in January and June.

Resources and training programmes will be available to support you to deliver this new qualification with confidence from September 2015 onwards.


This specification is available for teaching in international centres only, and is assessed through a written exam instead of coursework.

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You'll study the most popular historical periods and themes. However, there will be a greater emphasis on more internationally significant periods and themes, such as the inclusion of 'India 1857–1947' and 'The world in crisis 1879–1945'. Unit 4 takes an international relations approach, interpreting divisive periods of international history.

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