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GCSE history results for 2009

GCSE history results

As we await the all-important detail of the national ‘residual’ figure for history ( i.e. compared with other subjects) I thought you might like to ponder the final raw scores. The figures are given in percentages with last year’s in brackets. Interesting gap [...]

Erratic GCSE history results

I wonder whether the new GCSE history courses which started, for most, last week will yeild more reliable results than this year’s. Am I alone in finding it incredible that students who scored A or A* on one paper score a U on the other? When teachers work so hard over two years and give [...]

New interpretations of Nazi-Soviet pact

Fascinating events at Gdansk yesterday, Sepetember 1st,  provide excellent raw material for work on interpretations of events of 1939. For detailed account see In the News section. Good link too with Putin and Medevedev’s attempt to rehabilitate the reputation of Stalin, not least by rewriting the history textbooks.