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Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in History

At A level, History continues to be one of the most popular subjects. Perhaps the reasons for this have their roots in the earlier years, but the continued exam success of our pupils might also be another key reason. Pupils meet and exceed national standards of both attainment and progress, meaning very good grades where pupils fulfil their potential. We follow the Edexcel specification.

The department supports a broader engagement with history through extra opportunities. These have included visits to sites such as project work with Leeds University, visits and talks from outside experts on particular themes.

Course Overview

Ongoing assessment is made via exam style source-work and essay tasks throughout the terms. Formal pre-public exams are conducted in January and the A levels are taken in the summer term.

Year 13 Paper 3: *Paper codes: 9HI0/30–39

Option 37.2: Germany, 1871–1990: united, divided and reunited

Themes in breadth with aspects in depth

30% of the total qualification

Coursework: Paper code: 9HI0/04

Paper code: 9HI0/04


20% of the total qualification






Useful Links:

Exam specification - https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/subjects/history.updates.html.news.html?article=%2Fcontent%2Fdemo%2Fen%2Fnews-policy%2Fqualifications%2Fa-levels%2Fhistory%2Fedexcel-level-3-advanced-gce-in-history-specification-update

Future Opportunities:

History qualifications help to qualify you for a range of courses including:

  • Law, History, Finance & Accountancy
  • Journalism, Media, Education
  • Public administration, Management
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