AS and A-level History

There are no planned changes to AS and A-level History for 2021 following Ofqual’s consultation

Summer 2021 will be the final assessment for the following AS History (7041) components:

  • 7041/1B Spain in the Age of Discovery
  • 7041/1E Russia in the Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment
  • 7041/2C The Reformation in Europe
  • 7041/2F The Sun King: Louis XIV, France and Europe
  • 7041/2H France in Revolution
  • 7041/2K International Relations and Global Conflict
  • 7041/2T The Crisis of Communism: The USSR and the Soviet Empire
  • Teaching from: September 2015
  • Exams from: 2016 (AS), 2017 (A-level)
  • Specification code: 7041 7042
  • QAN code: 601/4974/7 (AS); 601/4973/5 (A-level)

We're confident you'll enjoy teaching our AS and A-level History specification and that it will enable your students to show what they can do. Have a look at our specification and assessment materials.


Specification at a glance

Past papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

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Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources



Prepare your students for assessment. Past papers, mark schemes and example answers.

All assessment resources

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