Specification at a glance

The full course GCSE requires students to sit two written exams and produce an Historical Enquiry on Britain in the 20th century.

The short course GCSE requires students to sit one written exam and produce an Historical Enquiry on Britain in the 20th century.

This specification is available for assessment in June 2015.

There are no previous learning requirements for this specification.

History Specification B (Full Course)
Unit 1: International Relations: Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century (91451) 
Written Paper – 1 hour 45 mins – 60 marks – 37.5%
Unit 2: 20th Century Depth Studies (91452) 
Written Paper – 1 hour 45 mins – 69* marks – 37.5%
Unit 3: Historical Enquiry British History (91453)
Controlled Assessment – 40 marks – 25%
History Specification B (Short Course)
Unit 3: Historical Enquiry British History (91453) 
Controlled Assessment 40 marks – 50%
Unit 4: International Relations: Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century (91454) 
Written Paper – 1 hour 15 min – 46^ marks – 50%

For assessments and subject awards after June 2013 there is a requirement that 100% of the assessment is terminal.

* this mark is made up of 60 marks for content plus 9 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
^this mark is made up of 40 marks for content plus 6 marks for SPaG.