Summer 2022 support

On 30 September, the Department for Education and Ofqual published the outcomes of the consultation on proposed summer 2022 adaptations, including optionality and advance information.

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The consultation concluded that all of the proposals set out in the consultation document would be implemented.

Read more about the 2022 adaptations consultation outcomes

For GCSE History, the following arrangements have been confirmed for summer 2022:


To make exams in 2022 less daunting, students will have a choice of topics on which they are required to answer questions, beyond a common core on the specification. This helps to address teacher concerns about the ability of students to cover all the required subject content in the time available.

For the Pearson Edexcel GCSE History specification, our centres will need to deliver only three of our four units. Alongside the compulsory Modern depth study, centres will have the option of choosing two of the following three units: Thematic study with historic environment, British depth study, and Period study.


We will be supporting you and your students every step of the way with the 2022 summer arrangements.

You can find the materials which we currently have available to support teaching and learning below, including additional revision support tailored to GCSE History that includes free teacher access to Pearson’s Revise ActiveBooks* for use in class, available until 28 June 2022.

Use our GCSE History entry code calculator to generate the correct entry code for your History (1HI0) candidates for Summer 2022 sitting.

GCSE History entry code calculator

*You do not have to purchase any published resources to deliver our qualifications. Other Pearson Edexcel endorsed resources are also available.