A level History entry codes explained
This update explains how the new linear AS and A level History entry codes work.
Linear entry codes
The new AS and A level History specification are linear – this means that, after years of modular exams, you will now need to get used to a new (or old) way of making exam entries.
With linear qualifications, students will not be directly entered for each paper they sit. The entries are only made at subject level, so students that sit the new A level examinations next summer will only need to be entered for their specific route through the overall qualification.
New AS entry codes
Students being entered for the new AS History qualification in Summer 2017 will need to be entered for the subject code 8HI0 followed by the single letter of the specific route they are studying.
For example, a student following Route F would be entered for 8HI0 F
This will ensure students receive the AS Paper 1 and 2 for Route F.
New A level entry codes
Students being entered for the new A level History qualification in Summer 2017 will need to be entered for the subject code 9HI0 followed by a double digit entry code which corresponds to the letter of their route (eg F) and their Paper 3 option (eg 6 for option 36.1).
For example, a student following Route F and sitting option 36.2 Ireland and the Union c1774-1923 would be entered for 9HI0 F6.
There are tables in the front of the specification (pages 6-13) which show the available routes, topics and their respective entry codes.
This 2 digit entry code will ensure that students receive the correct examined Paper 1, 2 and 3 examination papers.
Please note that you do not need to make a separate entry for coursework because it is compulsory and has no optional codes.
Legacy AS and A level entry codes
Summer 2017 is the very last resit opportunity for the modular legacy specification. The entry codes are similar to the new specification so please be careful not to confuse them. The legacy AS cash in code is 8HI01 and legacy A level cash in code is 9HI01. Because this specification is modular, students still need to be entered by unit eg 6HI03 D for unit 3 option D.
More information about entry codes can be found in the information manual.
The deadline for making entries for the Summer 2017 series is 21 February 2017. After this date late entry fees may be charged. Please note that your exams officer will have their own internal deadline in order for them to get the information they need in time.