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Subject OverviewInternational History explores periods and events of significant historical import from the Ancient Greeks to the present. What can we learn about today's world by looking at the past? What do our contemporary questions and quandaries reveal about the history of humanity? Based on the assumption that we can never understand where we are, who we are, or where we are going, without knowing the past, this dynamic and fast-paced course draws on examples far and wide to provide at once a solid introduction to the discipline of literary history and a better understanding of humanity, culture, and how we've lived and shaped the world. We use an exciting range of historical sources and students are taught the way History is taught at University, with a focus on critical thinking. Whether a student's interest lies in the 20th century, a period in the past, or in a sweeping overview of the whole of human history, this subject will answer their questions and then invite them to ask more!
Whichever subject(s) you choose to study with us, you have a number of options in terms of how your learning experience is designed. Broadly we take three slightly different approaches depending on the needs of the student, and you should discuss your desired approach during your free advice session. Our three approaches are as follows:
- A pre-University course, which prepares you for university study by offering a general overview of the subject at university level, tailored to your interests
- Ongoing tutoring, which typically focusses on specific requirements such as an upcoming exam or additional support in a particular area
- A research project, which incorporates a deep dive into a particular aspect of your chosen subject as well as key skills required for university level study and an assessed presentation component at the end of the course. For this option, students must choose a tuition package and also a research project ‘add-on.’
Please let your personal adviser know your preferences during your advice session and they will be delighted to put together a bespoke package for you.
Remember: You can study more than one subject with us and many of our students do exactly that.
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All Reach Cambridge online courses include the following:
- A personalised course on your chosen subject for your chosen number of hours (hours represent one-to-one contact time)
- A tutor dedicated to your growth and the Reach Cambridge online courses learning objectives
- Optional add-ons such as Research Projects, Study skills and Leadership skills
- Homework assignments can be provided upon request at no additional cost
- Flexible timings to suit you and your tutor
- A complimentary reflection session at the end of the course
- A course report and certificate from your course tutor
- Special discounts for our residential programs
Why not complement your academic course with one of our add-ons?
Research Project (5 hours)
Students choosing our research project must first choose an academic bundle of 10, 20 or 40 hours in their chosen subject and then also select the research project add-on. Your tutor will work with you to design a project as the focus of your academic tuition. The research project add-on comprises sessions specifically focussed on the skills you will need to hone at university level as well as preparing you for a formal presentation, which you will make to an independent academic at the end of your course. Following your presentation you will receive a research project certificate and report from your course tutor.
Exam and Interview Prep (5 hours)
Do you have a very particular goal in mind? An exam or set of exams that you are focussed upon or a particular interview or set of interviews that you would like to prepare for? Our exam and interview prep classes are designed to do two things. The first is to ensure you have the key skills to succeed: revision techniques and exam preparation for example or public speaking and presentation skills. The second is to pair that skillset with the particular knowledge that will be relevant in the exam(s) or interview(s) you are targeting. And that is where our bespoke packages come into their own - you will be paired with tutors that have both particular subject knowledge as well as the skills you will require to succeed.
Study Skills (5 hours)
What does it take to succeed in university and in life? How can you take care of yourself, emotionally and psychologically, while doing your best every step of the way? Complement your passion for learning with concrete skills to help you thrive and succeed, through sessions covering everything from revision techniques and exam preparation, to essay writing, interview skills and more.
Leadership Skills (5 hours)
What does it take to be a young leader and global citizen in today's world? In a world as bustling and busy as ours is today, stepping up to make a difference can be a daunting task. Through this online course, students consider questions of leadership, youth involvement, the role of the internet and social media in 21st-century leadership, global vs. local engagement, and how leadership can be used to make the world a better, kinder place. In parallel to these theoretical discussions, students are challenged to consider the most important issues facing the world today and to develop their own forms of leadership. Workshops on public speaking, presentation skills, interview skills, exam and revision help, academic writing, and more, will reinforce leadership discipline and ideals and help tomorrow’s young leaders to achieve their goals!
t's not confidence I feel when I walk out of the room but rather a feeling of newfound passion and excitement. I learned so much from these couple of weeks and I hope to return again.
Joshua, International History, 2015
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