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A level from 2015 | History

Our Edexcel AS and A level History specifications and sample assessment materials are accredited by Ofqual.

This is a new qualification for first teaching from 2015.
For the current specification, see the A level from 2008 History page.

  

Accredited specification
 

Specification

 Accredited specification - AS 2015
   

This specification has been accredited by Ofqual for first teaching in September 2015 and first award in June 2016.

 Accredited specification - A level 2015

This specification has been accredited by Ofqual for first teaching in September 2015 and first award in June 2017.

   
Accredited sample assessment materials

Sample assessment materials (SAMs)

 Accredited sample assessment materials - AS 2015

These sample assessment materials have been accredited by Ofqual for first teaching in September 2015 and first award in June 2016.

 
 Accredited sample assessment materials - A level 2015

These sample assessment materials have been accredited by Ofqual for first teaching in September 2015 and first award in June 2017.

 

We've put together a summary of the changes to the specifications and sample assessment materials from the drafts made available in June to the final accredited versions, so you can quickly and easily see what's changed. Summary of changes from June draft materials to final materials.

GCSE and A level 2015 launch events

A level 2015 launch events for the Autumn term are now available to book. Find out more here, and if you’re unable to attend, download the presentation here.

Key changes proposed for AS and A level History 2015

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  • Both AS and A level students will be required to study the history of more than one country or state.
  • A level students will be required to study topics from a chronological range of at least 200 years.
  • A level students will be required to study at least 20% British history.
  • The A level will have a 20% non-examination component to assess independently researched historical enquiry.
  • The AS level will be 100% examination.

 
 

Visit the History subject page

For further information, news, updates and to contact your Subject Advisor, visit the History subject page.

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