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The DP History course is ambitious in its scope, presenting students with the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the past and the complexity of historical events, ideas and developments that have shaped our world. The course is international in outlook, covering the histories of multiple peoples, places, and eras to engage students in the fascinating reality that history has multiple perspectives and interpretations.
Students will learn the interplay between different types of history, including: social, political, economic and cultural. They will develop a broad understanding of chronology, absorbing factual knowledge and gathering a sense of context around the topics studied. There are six key concepts that underpin DP history: continuity, change, causation, consequence, significance and perspectives. Teachers use these concepts to enable students to chart their way through the compelling and complex events of the past, encouraging them to think critically and assess a range of interpretations, sources and texts. Core skills such as analysis, argument and evaluation are deliberately developed so students can form coherent and intelligent responses to the historical evidence and events they encounter.
Moreover, this is a world history course that promotes a global perspective so that students will further appreciate the development of societies across the world and gain a deeper understanding of the influences on their own lives and that of modern society through the lens of the past.
Students select two of the following, using topic examples from more than one region of the world.
The course is made up of both externally assessed examinations and an internally assessed portfolio. King’s InterHigh will support with guidance around where external exams may be sat. These exams are sat at the end of the two year programme.
Learning IB History online allows students to enjoy the following features:
We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.