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English Baccalaureate-how many more will be studying GCSE history?

On announcing this year’s GCSE’s results Nick Gibb was at pains to point out the decline in numbers taking a humanity GCSE this summer. History’s numbers were down by 1.2%, but pity the poor geographers with a drop of 7%. So what will happen now? In how many schools will history and geography be alternatives? [...]

GCSE history results 2011

I’ve just had a look at the overall GCSE results for this year, compared with last. Fears of the punitive effect the controlled assessment might have had seem ungrounded, but we need to see the paper breakdown to know for sure. With the A*-C running at 70.4% this year and 70.2% last year there seems [...]

E Baccalaureate and history: gift horse or Trojan horse?

As a history teacher you might well ask what is not to like about the EBacc. After all, it means more students studying history at GCSE . Apparently, the move should widen access to history in the spirit of OFSTED’s recent report entitled History For All. It should mean headteachers providing [...]