A-level History (7042) specification change

Monday 19 Mar 2018

We’ve made a small change to the A-level History (7042) specification for Component 1 to add clarification.

Previously, the specification stated that ‘Section B will contain three essay questions of which students are required to answer two.Each essay tests AO1 and is designed to test historical understanding over a broad chronology of approximately 20 years.’

We’ve changed ‘approximately 20 years’ to read ‘a minimum of 20 years’ to add clarity to the chronological time span required and gives guidance on how breadth study essays in Component 1 of the exam will be assessed.