January 2023 History Subject Update | Pearson qualifications

January 2023 History Subject Update

5 January 2023

This update contains useful information, news and advice for Edexcel History teachers.

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Pre-recorded Edexcel GCSE History Period study network event

This pre-recorded training event is based on a November 2022 GCSE History online network event. It revisits the purpose, content structure and assessment model for the Period study, reviews and discusses student exemplars from the summer 2022 series, and shares teaching ideas and strategies.

Edexcel GCSE History Period Study Pre-recorded Training
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You can also download a copy of the presentation, powerpoint and delegate booklet below:

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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 Entry Code Calculator

The GCSE History entry code calculator has been updated for summer 2023. Please select your paper choices through the form and your code will be generated automatically at the end.

Pearson Mocks Service spring 2023 window

The Pearson Mocks Service spring 2023 series window is now open. This paid-for service enables students to gain real experience of the examination process, by helping to draw out the areas where they require additional support, before sitting their high-stake exams.

Schools use Edexcel GCSE History exam papers in mock examinations and after the papers are sat by students they are marked by Pearson examiners and the mock results are uploaded to ResultsPlus for item level analysis. Papers are easy to purchase and can be sat at a time to suit both you and your students.

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GCSE Paper 3 Weimar & Nazi Germany knowledge booster tests

We have produced some new Knowledge Booster tests for GCSE Paper 3 Germany - they comprise a set of quizzes to support students with knowledge and understanding. Download the tests below using your Edexcel onlin username and password:

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Pearson Edexcel A level History online network event: Paper 3

We are running a free online network event for A level History Paper 3 on 26 January 2023 at 16:00-17:30 GMT.

Museum of London Executions Exhibition

The Museum of London is running an exhibition exploring the history of public executions in London which may be of interest to Crime and Punishment teachers. The exhibition is open until 16 April 2023.

KS3 History Topic of the Month: Harvey Milk

Our latest KS3 History Topic of the Month is Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, and one of the first in the history of the United States.

Coming soon: GCSE History Summer 2022 exemplar scripts

We are working on some additional GCSE History exemplar scripts from the Summer 2022 exam series and hope to make them available on the qualification page later this month.


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