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About this document

This document is one of a series of documents that define the regulatory requirements for the granting of GCSE certifications (ranked from 9 to 1) in 2022.

We have developed these requirements with the intention that GCSE qualifications (ranked 9 to 1) should provide:

  • evidence of student achievement in relation to demanding and satisfying content

  • a solid basis for the pursuit of university and professional studies and for employment

  • a basis for schools and colleges to be held accountable for the performance of all their students, if necessary

Requirements stated in this document

This document sets out the subject-level requirements of GCSE for History (2022). These conditions will come into effect at 9:30 a.m. on November 12, 2021 for all GCSE qualifications (ranked 9 to 1) in History for learners completing the qualification in 2022, except when the Alternative General Qualifications Framework applies.

It also specifies our requirements in terms of:

  • interpretation of the content document – an awarding body must comply with these requirements under GCSE (History) 1.1 (c)

  • evaluation objectives. Contracting bodies must comply with these requirements under condition GCSE (History) 1.2

Regarding GCSE diplomas (graded from 9 to 1) in history in 2022, the awarding bodies must also comply with:

With respect to the GCSE history qualifications taken by learners who complete the qualification in 2023 and beyond, an awarding organization must continue to adhere to the GCSE subject level requirements and requirements for history.

Subject level conditions

GCSE level requirements for history

GCSE Condition (History) 1: Content Requirements Compliance

GCSE (History) 1.1

With regard to each GCSE qualification in history that it makes available, or proposes to make available, a certification body must –

  • Comply with the requirements for this qualification set out in the document published by the Secretary of State entitled “Content of GCSE History Subject”, document reference DFE-00346-2014,

  • take into account any recommendations or directives relating to this qualification contained in this document, and

  • interpret this document in accordance with any requirements, and taking into account any guidelines, which may be issued by Ofqual and revised from time to time.

GCSE (History) 1.2

With respect to each GCSE qualification in history that it makes available, or proposes to make available, a certification body must comply with all requirements and take into account any guidance relating to the objectives to be achieved by any assessment of that qualification. qualification which may be published by Ofqual and revised from time to time.

Subject content requirements

Subject Content Requirements for GCSE History Qualifications

The subject content for the GCSE qualifications (graded 9 to 1) in history is defined in the content of the GCSE history subject of the Ministry of Education, reference of document DFE-00346-2014 (the “document de contents “).

GCSE Condition (History) 1.1 (c) requires procuring bodies to interpret the Content Document in accordance with all requirements and taking into account any guidance issued by Ofqual.

We define our requirements for the purposes of GCSE Condition (Historical) 1.1 (c) below.

Scope of the assessment

Paragraphs 12 and 13 of the content document state that learners will be assessed on five elements –

  1. (a) a UK in-depth study,
  2. (b) a non-UK in-depth study,
  3. (c) a period study,
  4. (d) a thematic study, and
  5. (e) the study of a historical environment.

An award body should interpret the content document as if learners were to be assessed on –

  1. (a) one or more of these five elements as specified by the contracting body, and
  2. (b) enough remaining elements so that no learner is assessed on the five elements. When all five items are assessed separately, learners should be assessed on four items. When two elements are combined and the assessment structure is in four parts, learners should be assessed on three of these parts.

With regard to point (a) above, a certification body must ensure that the item it specifies is either a UK in-depth study, a non-UK in-depth study, or a period study.

Objectives of the evaluation

Assessment objectives – GCSE Qualifications in History

The GCSE (History) 1.2 requirement allows us to specify the requirements for the objectives to be achieved by any assessment for the GCSE qualifications in history.

The assessment objectives set out below are requirements for the purposes of Condition GCSE (Historical) 1.2. Award Bodies must comply with these requirements with respect to any GCSE History qualifications that they make available or propose to make available.

Assessment objective The description Weighting
AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main characteristics and characteristics of the periods studied. 35%
AO2 Explain and analyze historical events and time periods studied using second-order historical concepts. 35%
AO3 Analyze, evaluate and use sources (contemporary at the time) to make informed judgments, in the context of the historical events studied. 15%
AO4 Analyze, assess and make judgments based on interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of the historical events studied. 15%

With regard to each GCSE qualification in history that it makes available, or proposes to make available, a certification body must –

  1. (a) ensure that the total score for the qualification consists of –
    1. (i) the marks assigned to the assessment objectives AO1 to AO4 in accordance with the weightings described above (the “subject scores”), and
    2. (ii) the notes used to credit the correctness of the spelling, punctuation and grammar of the Learners and their use of specialized terminology,
  2. (b) take all reasonable steps to ensure that the number of notes available to credit the correctness of Learners’ spelling, punctuation and grammar and their use of specialized terminology is equal to 5 Percent of the subject’s grades.
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