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  • A guide to Assessment Reform at Key Stage 4

    Article

    There are big changes in assessment taking place at Key Stage 4. If you are still getting to grips with what those changes are and what you can expect it to look like in practice, or you want to compare the assessment approaches taken by different examination Boards, then this...

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  • EU Referendum Pack - for schools

    8th June 2016

    The Referendum on June 23 about Britain’s future in Europe is big news. Today, a letter against “Brexit” was published by the Guardian signed by 300 historians but in a campaign lacking in actual information from either side about the possible impact of a decision to stay or leave, we...

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  • Briefing Packs

    Information

    In this section you'll find our briefing packs. These are short, four-page guides to curriculum, subject and pedagogy issues to provide key information, key principles, offer basic guidance or help you get started. Click here to access our briefing packs...

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  • Creating the Debate: Public Speaking Guide

    Article

    In this resource we have put together two sets of ideas for preparing students for the Great Debate. How to: organise activities for a debate club in preparation for the Great Debate research, structure and prepare a talk for the Great Debate The ideas will help students to engage with...

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  • Three Year Key Stage Four

    Article

    The recent Ofsted report 'Key Stage 3 The Wasted Years' highlights the need more than ever for Key Stage 3 to act as it was intended; as a solid 3 year grounding in the subject. The current un-accredited status of GCSE specifications also provides a stronger basis upon which to...

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  • Assessment and Progression in the new Curriculum at Key Stage 3

    Article

    Steve Mastin is head of history at Sawston Village College in Cambridgeshire. The downloadable resource below is from a workshop session delivered at the London History Forum in November 2013 on progression in the new curriculum. Alex Ford is Head of History at Guiseley School. In his article in Teaching History 157, Alex...

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  • Progression without Levels

    Article

    "As part of our reforms to the national curriculum , the current system of ‘levels' used to report children's attainment and progress will be removed.  It will not be replaced." (DfE 2013)If you are beginning to think about how to go about defining and assessing progress in a post levels...

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  • A Guide to the New Ofsted Framework

    Article

    Ofsted...does that word leave you quaking in your boots? As we are sure you are aware, the new Ofsted framework came into force in January 2012. If you are yet to be inspected under the new framework, or you have an inspection imminent and you are wondering what to expect...

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  • History in Academies: A view

    Multipage Article

    In this unit, Mel Jones takes a journey into history in academies through this snapshot case-study of history in one single south London academy that appears to buck the trend of poor status and time allocation for history in academies as evidenced by th Historical Association surveys into history in...

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  • Departmental Health Check

    Multipage Article

    If you are a new teacher or head of department, sometimes making sense of Ofsted criteria and relating it to your own departmental practice can be a daunting prospect. It can be difficult to see the difference between one grade and another and where you can improve. We at the...

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  • Fact Based Quiz Ideas For Turning D grades into Cs

    Article

    If you are looking to raise your D grades into Cs, a big focus is going to be fact retention. This can be in the form of fact based quizzes and organisational activities, but also in the form of starter quizzes and plenaries. Below are a few ideas that move...

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  • Practical Ways To Raise Achievement in the GCSE History Classroom.

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  • What Does the English Baccalaureate mean for me?

    Article

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  • Teaching Romany Gypsy History within Key Stages 1, 2 and 3

    Multipage Article

    The lessons in this unit do not constitute a single "module". Instead they seek to show how aspects of Romany Gypsy life can find a place naturally within existing work at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. This approach has been adopted as it is in some ways preferable to come across...

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  • Cambridge IGCSE History

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  • A Guide to the Key Stage 3 programme

    Multipage Article

    This unit was produced before the new curriculum and therefore while much of the advice is still useful, there may be some out of date references or links. To help you implement the curriculum, our guide provides a variety of resources that enable you to explore the concepts, processes, range and...

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  • PSHE education and statutory status

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  • An Introduction to the HA Briefing Packs

    Article

    This is an area of the HA website which is dedicated to thinking through some of the issues which crop up at school, but are not necessarily to do with history teaching. We intend to put up a short briefing pack on issues as they become prevalent, which will allow...

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  • Using Archives

    Article

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  • Integrated learning models.

    Article

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