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Principal Examiners’ Report

The Principal Examiners' report, providing feedback on the summer 2013 series of examinations, is now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.


The strengthened GCSE History specification
WJEC has produced some filmed CPD material to enhance the introduction of the strengthened GCSE History specification.  The presentations can be found by following this link:
WJEC Strengthened GCSE History approved for teaching from September 2013
WJEC’s strengthened GCSE History specification for first award in 2015 was accredited in June. Click on the link for details of the strengthened specification, the specimen assessment materials, and an updated teacher guide. 

The Specification

  • Wide choice of options
  • Opportunity for staged assessment
  • Updated content based around key questions
  • Challenging but accessible assessments
  • Simple explanatory documentation on controlled assessment

Uniform Marks

Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found here.

Raw / UMS mark grade boundaries


  • Past papers and marking schemes are available free of charge to teaching staff on our Secure Website.
  • Further resources are available through our online Shop

For further information, please contact:

Dylan Jones - GCSE Subject Officer

 029 2026 5071

 Greg Lewis - Subject Support Officer

 029 2026 5035



The strengthened GCSE History specification

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