Antique Pendant

AQA GCSE History

The GCSE History qualification involves the completion of the following:

Title: GCSE History

QAN Number: 601/8217/9

What you will do on the course

All learners will develop confidence and competence with the content identified, learners will cover various topics and undertake two end of year examinations.

Here are some of the things you will be doing:

  • one period study

  • one thematic study

  • one wider world depth study

  • one British depth study including the historic environment.

How you will be assessed

 

Paper 1 - Understanding the Modern World 

  • Written exam: 2 hours

  • 84 marks (including 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • 50% of GCSE

Paper 2 - Shaping the Nation

  • Written exam: 2 hours

  • 84 marks (including 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • 50% of GCSE

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suited for anyone who is capable of reaching the required standard.

 

Progression Opportunities

It offers excellent preparation for AS and A-level History,

as well as equipping students with essential life-skills and the best progression route to future employment.