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GCSE from 2009 | History B - Controlled assessment

GCSE History B 2012 controlled assessment

Supporting you with controlled assessment

We're providing you with even better support for controlled assessment for GCSE History B, including information, resources and training.

On this page, you'll find everything you need to help you plan, deliver and mark controlled assessment with confidence.


Your Subject Advisor

Mark Battye - History Subject Advisor  

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Training from Edexcel  

Standardisation training
After listening to your feedback, we're pleased to confirm that standardisation training for Unit 4 will now be free to all centres. To book on to an event in your area, visit our training page.
All centres will be sent a pack of standardisation materials to use for standardisation training. The new exemplars from the June 2012 series will be available here shortly.

Coming soon! Can't make it to a face-to-face event? An online podcast of our free standardisation training event with FAQS will be available shortly.

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Download the controlled assessment podcast 

We've created a variety of podcasts to help you with controlled assessment, including an introduction to the controlled assessment process for History as well as a variety of topic-specific podcasts. Angela Leonard, Chair of Examiners, takes us through managing and delivering the controlled assessment for each option.

Download the controlled assessment podcasts for GCSE History


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Need help with controlled assessment? Our experts are on hand to support you...

Subject-specific controlled assessment support 

Ask the Expert, our free email service, puts you in direct contact with a senior examiner who will help answer any subject-specific questions concerning the teaching of history. They will email you within two working days of receiving your question.


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Controlled assessment documents   

You can find documents relating to controlled assessment below.

You should also refer to the JCQ controlled assessment guidance document.
Here's an indication of what you'll see in some of the document categories: 

New controlled assessment tasks
To download the live tasks, select 'Controlled Assessment', then 'Tasks', and look for the valid tasks.

Secure download process
The controlled assessment tasks will only be available for download by your centre administrator/examinations officer for distribution to the authorised subject leader within your centre.

Once these secure documents have been downloaded, your subject leader must ensure that they're stored where they can be accessed by subject colleagues but cannot be viewed or accessed by students until the appointed time.

As you need your examinations officer to help you access these tasks, please bear in mind that you may not be able to access them once your school has broken up for the summer holidays, so we would advise you to make the necessary arrangements beforehand.

Should your centre administrator/examinations officer experience difficulties in accessing any of the secure content, please contact us on 0844 463 2535 to report the problem.

You'll find the controlled assessment forms you need here.

Exemplar materials
New exemplars from the June 2012 series will be available here shortly.

Teaching and learning
We've updated the controlled assessment Teacher Support Books with answers to FAQs from you.

All these documents can also be found on the main GCSE History B page, alongside other key documents including: 

  • The specification, which includes the controlled assessment mark scheme
  • Principal Moderator reports

Don't forget that you can also download a centre-specific moderator report for your controlled assessment unit. Find out how here.



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