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Lack of European history in final NC draft for KS3 history?

As Richard Evans has pointed out in a recent Guardian article ( 12.7.13) the new curriculum lacks a strong European dimension
Strikingly, the curriculum repeatedly refers to “British, local and world history”, but does not once mention “European history”. The Greeks and Romans and their influence put in an appearance, as do “Renaissance and Reformation in [...]

exam board seminars to continue

For all his huff and puff about putting an end to the ‘cheating’ that went on at exam board-led seminars, it now appears that they are to be allowed to continue. As Ofqual reported on their website today
In yet another climbdown, Gove has been forced to backtrack on his original decision to ban exam board-led [...]