Education news

  • Congratulations on your GCSE results

    22nd August 2019

    The Historical Association extends a hearty well done to all those who have achieved a pass in GCSE history this year. Studying for an exam is never easy, especially when you have so many subjects to study at once. We at the HA are pleased that you’ve stuck with a...

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  • HA Secondary Survey 2019

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    The annual HA secondary survey for 2019 is now open – please take part and help us get the best picture of secondary history teaching. The link to the survey is at the bottom of this page. We use the information you provide each year to make sure the HA has...

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  • Get ahead in Primary teaching

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    Calling all primary trainee teachers!  Are you currently training to be a primary teacher with a history specialism? To help kick-start your teaching career the HA offer a two-year trainee membership deal for just £49.00 – which works out at less than £2 per month. This deal is over 33% cheaper than...

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  • Get ahead in Secondary teaching

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    Calling all secondary trainee teachers! To help kick-start your teaching career the HA offer a two-year trainee membership deal for just £72.00 – which works out at less than £3 per month. This deal is over 10% cheaper than standard concessionary membership, and also includes a special renewal offer at the end of your...

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  • Imagining History: creative fieldwork for young historical writers

    6th June 2019

    The Imagining History Programme of The Young Walter Scott Prize offers immersive and site-specific workshops for young historians exploring the human aspects of history, and young writers exploring history as a source for inspiration. Open to students of secondary school age in groups of 15 (give or take). The 2019 programme will...

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  • Why subject must be at the heart of teachers' early career framework

    20th May 2019

    Dear Sir, We were collectively pleased to note the emphasis that has been given to good subject knowledge within the Government's Recruitment and Retention strategy and in the accompanying Early Career Framework. We wholeheartedly agree that developing teachers’ subject knowledge early in their career is essential for developing their expertise as quickly...

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  • Teacher Fellowship Programme: Teaching the Korean War and its legacy

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  • Ofsted consultation – the HA response

    30th April 2019

    It is important that Ofsted responds to teachers' and schools' concerns and thoughts and updates its procedures. That is a key reason why we have been happy to draw together the thoughts of the history teaching community to the recent Ofsted public consultation. Much of what they are proposing to...

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  • Annual Survey into History in English Secondary Schools

    14th March 2019

    For the past ten years, the Historical Association (HA) has worked with the University of Oxford and Reading University to carry out in-depth research on the state of history teaching in schools. These reports have informed decision-makers at the highest level, notably government, Ofsted and examination boards. The reports also...

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  • Investigating the Impact of WW1 on your Locality

    30th January 2019

    This teacher’s guide, student booklet and scheme of work for Key Stage 3 can be freely downloaded from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust website here.     The project involved Year 9 students using the names on their local war memorial as the starting point for an investigation which culminated in them writing biographies of...

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