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Edexcell IGCSE History

Discussion in 'History' started by HistoryEducator, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. HistoryEducator

    HistoryEducator New commenter

    Are there any other teachers covering this syllabus?
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  2. danguiney

    danguiney New commenter

    I teach it - great syllabus and students regularly grade highly.
  3. HistoryEducator

    HistoryEducator New commenter

    I agree with you.
    This is my 3rd year of the IGCSE. I've been teaching though for what seems like a hundred years.(39th year)
    I've just take y10 and 11 now part-time.

    My main problem is not having any other experienced teacher to talk to.
    I have about 40 pupils doing the exam. Had my best results for exam classes.

    I'm teaching (not the correct titles) Russian Revolution / Stalin / Cold war/ Medicine.
    I'm based in Northwest England.
  4. danguiney

    danguiney New commenter

  5. HistoryEducator

    HistoryEducator New commenter

    Thanks for the information.
    It's not the quantity of time but the quality of teaching that matters. I began in history then got sidetracked to Humanities and now back to my first love of teaching (history)
    The IGCSE has made me change the way I teach I have to ask :
    • have the pupils got the knowledge? (can they remember it all!!!!)
    • do they know what they will get marks for?
    • do they understand the questions/ vocabulary?
    • have they got their timings right?
    It has been a learning curve.
    I started teaching when it was O levels and CSE exams
    then 16+ exams
    then GCSE
    now I'm teaching IGCSE

    When teaching the Cold War my pupils find it funny when I say, I was a child when this happened.

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