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New to teaching our 2016 Edexcel GCSE History (9-1) specification?

11 February 2016

This update contains useful information and links for teachers who are teaching or planning to teach the new Edexcel GCSE History (9-1) History specification.

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Email updates 

To receive regular Subject Advisor email updates from me, you can subscribe to History subject advisor updates.

Tell us if you’re planning to teach this course 

To express your intention to offer our new 2016 specification, please complete the GCSE History intention to offer form

Get set up with an Edexcel online username and password 

To access any secure 'padlocked' materials on the website, you need an Edexcel online account. If you don't have one, your exams officer can set one up for you in a couple of minutes.

If you have problems with this, please email me at:

New published resources for GCSE History 

There will be new paid-for resources to support all topics in the new GCSE History specification.

Learn about Pearson's Edexcel GCSE History resources

These include: publication dates, prices, ISBN and sample chapters.

Find out about Hodder's Edexcel GCSE History resources

These include: publication dates, prices, ISBN and sample chapters.

ZigZag Education is producing topic tests, resource banks and exam preparation packs. 

Revision guides will also be published in due course.

Hard copies of specification and sample assessment materials 

We recently sent out hard copies of our new specification and sample assessment materials to all centres. If you did not receive a copy, please email me at

Alternatively, you can download them:

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We have also provided detailed topic booklets (which contain suggested resources and content exemplification), SOW and mapping grids for existing resources on our teaching and learning materials page

Training events 

Last year we ran several free launch events around the country. If you didn’t get a chance to attend one of these you can download the training materials:

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We are now running free Getting Ready to Teach events. To book a place on an event search for GCSE History on our training page.

If there are no vacancies for an event in your area, please join the waiting list and we will try to put on extra events where there is sufficient demand. 

Social media support 

You can follow us on Twitter @Pearson_History for regular updates.

One of our teachers has set up a support group on Facebook for teachers on our new Edexcel GCSE History (9-1) qualification. This is a great way to make contact with other teachers and share ideas/resources.

Request to join our Facebook group

Any further questions? 

If you have any questions about our new GCSE History specification, please contact us:


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