History B: Full and Short Courses (9045)

GCSE History B helps students to develop their knowledge and understanding of selected periods and aspects of History.

This three-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to understand, analyse and evaluate key features and characteristics of historical periods studied and the relationship between them. This course has 25 per cent controlled assessment.

This specification is particularly suitable for students who wish to continue to study 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 B: Full and Short Courses
Specification code 9045
QAN codes 600/6492/4 (full)
600/6493/6 (short)

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