Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

GCE History

Take a step back in time

3 good reasons to choose our qualification:

  1. Two new units: American Political History and The Great Power Conflict (1848-1945)
  2. Develop an advanced understanding of how the world became what it is today
  3. Equip learners with strong transferable analytical and written skills

This specification is for first teaching from September 2016.

 ‘Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.’ Zadie Smith, from the novel White Teeth 

The study of history is about more than simply memorising dates and the deeds of famous figures. History is a chronicle of human behaviour – a real-life drama full of villains and heroes, the mighty and the meek. It examines the circumstances that moved its players to transform people and places (for better and for worse), and it holds the answers to how and why our lives are fashioned the way they are today – from our language, fashion and technology to our sports, political systems and religious practices.