History Qualifications

Why AQA History?

Our GCSE, AS and A-level History qualifications offer schools, colleges and students the opportunity to study a range of periods from history in a variety of ways – from both national and international perspectives.

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Our team

Head of Curriculum for HistoryWe're here to answer any questions you may have about our History specifications. Whether you are currently teaching or considering if our specifications are right for your students, our team of subject and assessment experts are here to support you. We speak to teachers every day, from every type of school and college, and are proud of the support we give.

Eoin Macgabhann, Head of Curriculum for History

We have never lost sight of what teachers want.

Michael Charman,
Qualifications Manager

Learners struggling to access GCSE?

Learners struggling at GCSE may find AQA’s Unit Award Scheme (UAS) offers more opportunities for achievement. The scheme is based around learners completing short units which directly map to AQA’s History GCSE.

History community

History community

The History community offers a comprehensive range of free-of-charge resources to teachers and learners.

Textbooks (print and digital)


We're collaborating closely with publishers to ensure that you have textbooks to support you and your students with the new History GCSE and AS and A-level specifications. Once the books have completed the AQA approval processes they will be badged ‘AQA approved’.

History teaching resources for Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level


Teachit History offers hundreds of resources, worksheets, activities and interactive games to support your teaching.