February 2013
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Dire draft KS3 NC history

Well its what we all feared in our worst moments of despair. We knew that Gove’s plans would be bad but these are beyond belief.
Forget all history prior to 1688. That will ALL be done in KS2-yes, honestly it does say that!!
You come in at KS3 with ‘the rest’. What that leaves for GCSE is [...]

Gove's ludicrous plans for KS2 history could wreck 20 years of enormous progress

What follows may offend those of you of a nervous disposition:it should offend you all.It is Gove’s view of what KS2 history should be and it stinks. It is like a Common Entrance Examination syllabus taught in today’s prep schools and is poles aprat from what is currently taught.
Let’s look at the detail.
Pupils should be [...]

Appalling plans for draft KS1 history National Curriculum

Key Stage 1 Draft HISTORY Programme of Study has been punlished today
Well, if you didn’t already know it, its official: Gove is bonkers. The briefest look at the proposed KS1 Programme of Study seriously makes you wonder whether this man has any understanding of early years education. This is what he is seriously? proposing.
Pupils [...]

EBCs scrapped by humiliated Gove

After just 5 months Gove’s plans for EBC have been shelved in a momentous U-turn which has seen him having to row back on key aspects of his plans to reform GCSE. The one I am really angry about is his feeble caving in on the issue of one board per subject. Fearing falling [...]