Our history syllabus is based on Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum and aims to inspire a love for history among pupils, an understanding of the causes and consequences of historical events, their own and others’ inheritance, and historical interpretation and enquiry.
History for CE at 13+
Our aim in the history 13+ exam is to stretch the most able candidates, whilst still allowing less confident candidates to show what they can do and reward them for good narrative answers. Candidates taking CE history at 13+ will sit one paper, divided into two sections.
History for CASE at 13+
The CASE assessment is based on the 13+ history specification, and is designed to challenge the most able candidates. Candidates taking the CASE history assessment will sit one paper, divided into three sections.
See the history specification below for more details.
New History CE/CASE specification (for first teaching from September 2021)
History CE at 13+ specimen papers
CPD: History CE at 13+ Twilight Session (2021)
Our Continuing Professional Development programme is a valuable resource for schools and teachers, with experienced subject experts providing friendly, comprehensive guidance on all aspects of CE 11+, 13+ and CASE through regular, interactive webinars.
Join us in June for the next series or catch-up with our previous webinars below.
Visit our Events page to find out more about upcoming events.
Thursday 22 June – Spring/Summer Common Entrance (CE) 2023
CE History subject expert Joe Percival explores curriculum developments and teaching to the History specification at 13+.
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Registration for CE 13+ is closed. Contact ISEB about late entries or changes. CASE registration is still open.
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