Subject criteria for GCSE and A Level History published

Guidance

Last updated: 20th November 2015

The Department for Education today published subject criteria for both GCSE and A Level History.

The new linear A Level History will be ready for first teaching from September 2015 and will retain a 20 percent personal study element. It is still unclear how the two year A Level course will work with the stand alone AS Level. GCSE History will be 100 percent externally examined and will require students to cover some elements of medieval, early modern and modern history. Specifications will be ready for first teaching in September 2016.

Full details are available from the DfE and Ofqual

GCSE

A Level

Ofqual