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New GCSE history assessment weightings from 2016

So, we have 4 assessment objectives from 2016. What do colleagues feel about the balance? AO1 ‘ demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied’ is weighted at 35% . so is ‘ explaining and analysing historical events and periods studied using second-order historical concepts. That;s 70 % [...]

Thoughts on the new GCSE history from 2016

As examination boards beaver away to present their final offering to OFQUAL by next month, I wonder how many of you are beginning to plan what this new linear examination course might look like. Superficially it would seem easy. You have 5 elements so why not 20% if the time for each. One term per [...]