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Why AQA History?

We offer four History qualifications including: two GCSEs, our new Level 1/2 Certificate and A-level.

The two GCSEs offer schools, colleges and students the opportunity to study a range of periods from history in a variety of ways - with both national and international perspectives. The AQA Certificate in History is equivalent to a GCSE full course qualification and offers even more choice and flexibility.

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Our team

eoin"We're here to answer any questions you may have about our History specifications. Whether you are currently teaching or considering if our specifications are right for your students, our team of subject and assessment experts are here to support you.

We speak to teachers every day, from every type of school and college, and are proud of the support we give."

Eoin Macgabhann, Head of Curriculum 


We have never lost sight of what teachers want.

Michael Charman,
Qualifications Manager

History community

History community

The History community offers a comprehensive range of free-of-charge resources to teachers and learners.

Textbooks (print and digital)

We're collaborating closely with publishers to ensure that you have textbooks to support you and your students with the new History GCSE, and AS and A-level specifications, . Once the books have completed the AQA approval processes they will be badged ‘AQA approved’.

In need of fresh resources?

In need of fresh resources

Why make things more challenging for yourself? Use Teachit History for a wealth of resources, activities, worksheets and interactive games for Key Stages 3-5.