AS and A level History 2015 now accredited!

26 September 2014

Ofqual has accredited the new Pearson Edexcel AS and A level History specifications for first teaching in September 2015.

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Course changes

As part of the accreditation process, we've reviewed the following:

  • the wording of some AS questions
  • the wording of some AS and A level mark schemes
  • the use of Assessment Objectives in coursework
  • the guidance on coursework.

Support documents

Over the next few months, we'll provide you with support documents to help you plan and implement our new qualifications successfully. These include:

  • Getting Started guide
  • Course planner and schemes of work to help with curriculum planning
  • Topic booklets to help you get to grips with new topic areas.

If you want to find out more about our new specifications, you can book a place on one of our free launch events this term. More information about published resources will be available soon.

The accredited specifications and sample assessment materials are available on the A level History page.

If you have any questions, you can email Mark Battye, the History Subject Advisor, at or call 0844 576 0034.


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