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New OCR A level history now accredited

Against a background of AQA having to resubmit, the vexed OCR A level history course for first examination in 2017 has now been accredited. You can find the detail here

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/170128-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-history-h505.pdf

Drawbacks with new AQA A level history specification

AQA recently posted this note on their website, prior to receiving accreditation

a requirement that one of the examined components (ie Component 1 or 2) must cover British history
a requirement that coursework questions will be set in the context of 100 years
the introduction of prohibited combinations, to prevent the narrowing of the student experience – for [...]