Humanities (4070)

We are not planning to develop a new GCSE Humanities qualification under government changes to GCSEs.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2017 series and there will be no further re-sit opportunity.

As an alternative, you may like to consider our new GCSEs in Geography, History and Religious Studies which we are planning to develop for first teaching in September 2016.  

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team on the details shown below. 

GCSE Humanities explores the issues which challenge human societies.

This specification offers a stimulating mix of subjects including Citizenship, Geography, History, RE and Sociology, giving students the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the world around them.

This course:

  • provides a unique contribution to the National Curriculum, offering an engaging blend of various subject disciplines
  • encourages students to apply their direct experiences of the world around them
  • develops knowledge of a variety of cultural, economic, environmental, historical, moral, political, religious, social, spatial and spiritual contexts.

GCSE Humanities has 25 per cent controlled assessment and lays a solid platform for further education and vocational options.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title Humanities
Specification code 4070
Certification code 4072
QAN codes 50046068

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Louise Walker

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