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News of the death of modules is greatly exaggerated?

Reading the exchanges in the Commons following Gove’s delivery of his White paper speech, Iwas interested to note Gove’s response to Tristram Hunt question about modules, re-sits and grade inflation. This is what Gove said

We are stripping away modules from GCSEs. With A-levels, although I favour in many cases a linear approach that encourages synoptic [...]

History and the E-Baccalaureate: some muddle thinking

For someone who seems superficially bright and clear thinking, Gove’s muddled mind has given birth to a series of problems which sit in wait for history teachers.

Issue 1

A new award, the English baccalaureate, will be introduced for any student who secures good [...]