History Past Exam Papers

This page contains links to past papers on exam board websites. The main page for each specification is also linked to. Please update this page if you find updated information on the exam boards' websites or if specifications change


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GCSE

AQA History A (3041)/(3046)

AQA History B (3042)/(3047)

AQA History C (3043)

CCEA History

Foundation Tier

Higher Tier

Edexcel History A (1334)

Edexcel History B (1335)

Edexcel History C (1336)

Edexcel History A (3334) Short Course

Edexcel History B (3335) Short Course

Edexcel History C (3336) Short Course

OCR History A (1935)

OCR History B (1937)

OCR History C (1936)

OCR History Pilot (1938)

OCR History A (1035) Short Course

OCR History B (1037) Short Course

WJEC History A and B

Foundation and Higher Tier past papers available free of charge to teachers on a secure site (log in required). 
Others can buy past papers form the WJEC shop at around 70 pence per exam paper. 

IGCSE

CIE History (0470)

Nov 2006 Paper 1 (Mark schemeNov 2006 Paper 2 (Mark scheme) Nov 2006 Paper 3 (Mark scheme)
Nov 2006 Paper 4 (Mark scheme)

Edexcel History (4380)

O Level

CIE O Level History (2158) Syllabus 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

CIE O Level History (2158) Past Papers 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

CIE O Level History (2158)

Edexcel GCE Ordinary level History A (7262)

Edexcel GCE Ordinary level History A (7263)

A Level

AS/A2 AQA History (5041, 6041)

AS/A2 AQA Archaeology (5011, 6011)

AS/A2 AQA History (2040)

AS/A2 AQA Archaeology (2010)

AS/A2 CCEA History

AS/A2 CCEA History Revised

Edexcel History (8264)/A2 Edexcel History (9264)

OCR A Level Ancient History (JCAT ) (3809, 7809)

OCR A Level History (3835, 7835)

OCR History A (H106, H506)

OCR History B (H108, H508)

AS/A2 WJEC History

Past papers available free of charge to teachers on a secure site (log in required). 
Others can buy past papers form the WJEC shop at around 70 pence per exam paper.

CIE AS/A2 History (9697)

Advanced Extension Award (AEA)

Edexcel AEA History (9846)

International Baccalaureate

Past papers: past papers for all levels of the IB can only be bought from the IB store.

Pre-U

CIE History Pre-U

Scottish Qualifications

The SQA history page. Last years past papers are freely available from the SQA website:

For previous years papers you will need to buy them from the Leckie and Leckie website.

Useful Websites

Here are the exam boards official websites:

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