Edexcel GCSE History (1HI0) Specification amendments

Thu Jan 31 12:22:00 UTC 2019

We recently informed teachers of our decision to split paper 2 into two physical question and answer booklets, you can find more information here.

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From summer 2019 onwards, Paper 2 will be split into two physical question-and-answer booklets: the Period study (booklet P), and the British depth study (booklet B). Students will only be provided with questions for the topics they have studied.

On the day of the Paper 2 exam, candidates will also be provided with a separate sheet containing key information on how pupils should complete the two question-and-answer booklets.

There are no changes to the Paper 2 topics or questions themselves, the timing of the examination (1 hour 45 mins) or the application of the mark scheme.

Summary of Pearson Edexcel GCSE in History specification Issue 2 changes

Summary of changes made between previous issue and this current issue Page number
Section 1 Qualification at a Glance - Paper 2: Period study and British depth study - We have updated the paper codes to reflect the new numbering. 5
Paper 2: Period study – We have amended the option numbering to make the split of the paper clearer. 26, 28, 30, 32 and 34
Section 3 Assessment Information: We have amended wording to make it clearer that there will now be question and answer booklets (P for Period study and B for British depth study) which replace sections A and B. 47 and 59

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