For centres in Wales: Approved WJEC GCSE History (for teaching from 2017)
WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE History qualification, regulated by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2017. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in Wales and has been approved by Qualifications Wales: it is not available to centres in England.
The approved SAMs will be published shortly.
For centres in England: Accredited WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) History (for teaching from 2016)
Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE (9-1) History qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in England and has been accredited by Ofqual. The specification can be found on the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) History page.
Continuing Professional Development
We are holding a series of CPD courses in spring 2017 to support teachers preparing to deliver GCSE History (from 2017). Book your place by clicking the course link below:
Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found here.
- WJEC has produced some filmed CPD material to enhance the introduction of the strengthened GCSE History specification.
- Past papers and marking schemes are available free of charge to teaching staff on our Secure Website and from the past papers page.
- Controlled Assessment approval form 2017
For further information, please contact:
Dylan Jones - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5071
Greg Lewis - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5035
GCSE History Examiners' Report Summer 2015Download
Principal Examiners' Report
The Summer 2015 Principal Examiners' Report, providing feedback on the Summer 2015 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.