History A: Full and Short Courses (9040)

GCSE History A (9040) is for exams in 2014. It's a linear specification, with marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The course helps students build their knowledge of the development of medicine or media through time. The topics in this specification should inspire students and develop their independent and critical thinking skills.

This course has 25 per cent coursework or controlled assessment.

This course is particularly suitable for students who wish to continue the study of History at a higher level.

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Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs, including marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title History A: Full and Short Courses
Specification code 9040
QAN codes 60085769 Short Course
60085770 Full Course

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