February 2023 History Subject Update
This update contains useful information, news and advice for Edexcel History teachers.
Summer 2023 entry deadline
It is now possible to make entries for the summer 2023 exam series. The deadline for making entries for the summer 2023 examination series is 21 February 2023 for AS, A level and GCSE. The deadline for international qualifications is 21 March 2023.
After these dates late entry fees may be charged. Please note that your exams officer will have their own internal deadlines in order to get the information necessary to make entries.
GCSE History Paper 2 exam arrangements in Summer 2023
This update is to clarify the exam arrangements for Edexcel GCSE History Paper 2 in Summer 2023, to ensure that students, teachers and exams officers have a clear understanding of how the paper will be assessed on the day of the exam.
Reminder on importance of writing answers in the correct space in GCSE History exams
The following guidance serves as a gentle reminder to students, teachers and exam invigilators about the importance of writing answers in the correct space and continuing on a separate piece of paper if extra space is needed to ensure the full answer is seen by the examiner before a mark is awarded.
Pearson Edexcel GCSE History Network: Teaching Migrants in Britain and Notting Hill (update)
On 7 March 2023 (4-5pm) we are running a session for teachers who are switching (or considering switching) to the new Migrants in Britain thematic study. It is an updated version of the getting ready to teach event from 2021, with exemplar answers from the summer 2022 series, updated information on free and paid-for resources, and more on teaching and delivery strategies.
GCSE History Licoricia of Winchester case study
In this case study, Sarah Herrity explores the life of Licoricia of Winchester through the context of the GCSE History Migrants in Britain thematic study:
GCSE History Summer 2022 additional exemplar scripts
We have produced some additional GCSE History exemplar scripts from the Summer 2022 exam series and they are now available to download from the qualification page under ‘Exemplar student material’. You can also find them below:
GCSE History support and guidance summary
This document contains a summary of all the free support materials on the Edexcel website for GCSE History, including links to each resource:
A level History Paper 3 training materials
We recently ran a network event on A level History Paper 3 looking at sources and breadth/depth essays. You can download the training pack on our website:
Historical Association 2023 Conference
The HA Annual Conference 2023 will take place in Harrogate on 12-13 May 2023.
The Wars of the Roses: Online Schools Conference 2023
This online conference sponsored by Richard III Society is being provided at the request of teachers and is aimed at sixth formers who are studying a 15th century module as part of their History A level. Schools are invited to register for this conference by sending an email to Iain Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org - the fee is £60 per school and invoices will be sent after registration.