March 2023 History Subject Update
This update contains useful information, news and advice for Edexcel History teachers.
A level History online coursework submission Summer 2023
This update contains a summary of how to submit A level History coursework marks and samples in Summer 2023. It includes guidance on how to submit your marks and samples online, a reminder of the deadlines, the materials you need to submit, and lots of other useful advice and links.
A level History coursework marking training
We have recently uploaded a new training pack to the website containing new A level History coursework exemplars.
You can also watch our pre-recorded training modules to help mark A level History coursework:
Edexcel Online password refresh
Good password management is essential to maintaining the security of our systems and safeguarding important centre and learner data. To enhance security, we have revised our Edexcel Online password policy and from 7 March 2023 all Pearson Edexcel Online users will to have reset their password. The first time you use your Edexcel Online account after this date you will need to set a new password by selecting ‘forget password’. You will then receive an email asking you to set a new password.
A level History support materials and guidance
This document contains a summary of all the free support materials on the Edexcel website for A level History, including links to each resource:
Hodder training events to support GCSE Migrants in Britain
Hodder are running several paid-for training events this year to support our new GCSE Migrants in Britain topic:
- Migrants in Britain student revision seminar, by Sam Slater: 27 April 2023
- How to teach Migrants in Britain thematic study, by Abdul Mohamud and Dr Robin Whitburn: 7 June 2023
- A practical guide to planning, teaching and assessing Migrants in Britain, by Sam Slater: 22 June 2023
- Notting Hill Historic Environment for Migrants in Britain, by Abdul Mohamud and Dr Robin Whitburn: 28 June 2023
International GCSE History November Series
We have introduced a regular International GCSE November series, first running in November 2023. International GCSE History will be on offer. Please see this notice for confirmation.
Ofqual Student Guide 2023
Ofqual recently published the Ofqual Student Guide 2023. The guide covers both GCSEs, AS, A levels, other general qualifications, as well as vocational and technical qualifications. They have also published a condensed version of the student guide in HTML and PDF format.
HA pupil voice survey
The HA and University of Oxford Education Department are looking for schools to help carry out two short questionnaires with students and parents. This research offers scope to understand how the subject of history is perceived by a diverse range of young people and their families, and to help history teachers develop and promote a resonant curriculum.
Become an examiner
It's not too late to apply to be an examiner this Summer.