Specification changes:
Changes to the specified topics in each time period

The topics to be tested each academic year are overtly stated for the autumn and spring examination sessions, with clear indication that the summer examination session could contain either of the autumn/spring topics

Assessment changes:
A new, mandatory unseen evidence question, consisting of two unseen sources not related to a specified time period, accompanied by a clearly structured question

For each of the time periods, a choice of three essay questions (one for each of the three Common Areas), framed in three parts and designed to assess knowledge, understanding and evaluation