Withdrawal of Edexcel Certificate in History after summer 2017
We're withdrawing our Edexcel Certificate in History qualification after the summer 2017 exam series.
In January 2015, the Department for Education (DfE) confirmed that only GCSEs in History will count in performance tables from summer 2018. Subsequently, Nick Gibb (Minister of State for School Reform) announced that it won’t be possible to redevelop the current Level 1/Level 2 Certificates in History for inclusion in performance tables from 2018 onwards.
Once the Edexcel Certificate no longer counts in performance measures, it will also cease to attract funding. As a result, the qualification can no longer be offered to schools. We're therefore withdrawing our Edexcel Certificate in History qualification after the summer 2017 exam series.
See the letter below for more information and details of the ways in which we can support you.