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New content for History GCSE from 2015

We now have some more definitive detail of the content of the new history GCSEs. It will take a while to work out the full implications but here is the DFE’s summary, in their words for you to deliberate on.

GCSE specifications in history should require students to study:
 a substantial and coherent element of British [...]

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You can now read Gove’s ideas on the new GCSE on the DfE website. The critical passage is this one:
History

The content of the History GCSE is intended to support students in learning more about the history of Britain and the wider world. It should inspire students to deepen their historical understanding, think critically, weigh evidence, [...]