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Any crumbs of comfort from appalling draft KS2 history proposals?

When our hearts continue to sink at the sight of so much unteachable content for KS2 pupils, are there any crumbs of comfort you can be offered? There are a few, in fact, and these can be found within the aims. Now, there is much to take exception to with the first 4 aims, mainly [...]

Shock wave repercussions of changes to GCSE history for September 2013 now being felt

Schools are gradually coming to terms with the full implications of OFQUAL’s changes to GCSE history examinations which start in September. The first board to show its hand was OCR with its Modern World course’s prohibited combinations. So those teaching inter-war Germany as a Depth Study MUST noe study a later period, i.e. post 1945 [...]

Are you aware of radical changes to GCSE history from September 2013?

In case you haven’t picked up the changes to GCSE for September 2013, (the ones Gove wanted in order to ‘strengthen’ GCSE history), you need to get up to speed. The implications are likely to be very significant. Take one of the market leaders, for example. The effect on the teaching of OCR Modern [...]