History

Subject update | 25 July 2021

Autumn 2021 Exam Series

This update provides details of the Autumn 2021 exam series for History teachers.

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Ofqual recently ran a consultation on the Autumn 2021 series and published results online.

GCSE and A level History in Autumn 2021

GCSE and A level History will be on offer in the Autumn 2021 exam series however centres should note that we will not be offering an Autumn 2021 resit exam for AS History.

Entry for the Autumn 2021 exam series for GCSE and A level History examinations is restricted to students who have received a teacher-assessed grade in summer 2021 and to students who are able to demonstrate that they would have entered summer 2021 exams had they not been cancelled.

Exams/topics will not be offered if we receive no entries by the entry deadlines of 8 September for A level and 4 October for GCSE.

The Summer 2021 entry codes will be used for entering students (see information manual for more information on entry codes).

The adjustments put in place for GCSE History in Summer 2021 will apply to Autumn 2021 ie centres can drop one topic from Paper 1 or Paper 2. Paper 3 will be compulsory.

A level History will be 100% externally assessed so no coursework will be submitted in Autumn 2021.

International GCSE History in Autumn 2021

There will also be an Autumn 2021 series for International GCSE History students who received Teacher Assessed Grades in Summer 2021. There will be no restrictions on entries for International GCSE.

Exams will not be offered if we receive no entries by the entry deadline of 4 October 2021.

The adjustments put in place for International GCSE History in Summer 2021 will apply to Autumn 2021 ie centres can drop one topic from Paper 1 depth study or the Paper 2 breadth study. The Paper 2 investigation topic is compulsory.

The Summer 2021 entry codes will be used for entering students.

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International A level History

International A level History will not be on offer in the Autumn 2021 series but there will be the opportunity to take exams in the January series for this qualification.

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