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GCSE from 2009 | History B
GCSE reforms: Impact on History B specification

 History B  

From September 2012 GCSEs went linear. Please ensure that you are teaching the correct specification. For certification in 2014, students should be following the Edexcel GCSE 2012 linear specification. For certification in 2015, students should be following the Edexcel GCSE 2013 linear specification.

The Edexcel GCSE 2009 modular History SHP specification without SPaG had a final assessment window of June 2012.

The Edexcel GCSE 2012 History SHP specification is available to download below. This includes SPaG for all assessment windows from January 2013, and sets out the requirements for assessment in June 2014.

The Edexcel GCSE 2013 History SHP specification is also available to download below. These changes are for first assessment in June 2015.

  • January and June 2013: additional marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) awarded
  • September 2013: first teaching of the 2013 linear specification
  • January 2014: no assessment window available
  • June 2014: first assessment of the 2012 linear specification
  • June 2015: first assessment of the 2013 linear specification

Read more about the GCSE 2013 reforms

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