Education

  • DfE clarifies reference to enquiry-based learning

    8th August 2018

    Following the Department of Education’s recent call for pilot schools to bid for Curriculum Development Funds, the Historical Association (HA) sought clarification specifically connected to disciplinary understanding. Within the guidance, the DfE sets out its criteria for programmes, one of which is that they should be structured on the basis of...

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  • GCSEs are changing

    8th August 2018

    The government has reformed GCSE qualifications in England to make them more demanding. You can find out more about the new GCSEs here or by watching this short video. By 2020, all GCSEs in England will be graded using numbers instead of letters. The new grading scale runs from 9 to...

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  • Autumn History Forums: save the date!

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    Yorkshire History Forum Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018 The next Yorkshire History Forum takes a look at the importance of good curriculum design. With Ofsted focus shifting towards greater scrutiny of curriculum choices and rationale, it provides teachers and schools with an opportunity to really think about the history curriculum...

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  • Midlands History Forum 2018

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    Date: Saturday 6 October 2018 Venue: School of Education, University of Birmingham This year's Midlands History Forum makes no apologies for its ambitious aims. We want to know what makes teaching and learning in history successful and how we can move children on to reach their full potential. Keynote sessions...

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  • Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader: New Dates

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    London – Monday 8 October 2018Birmingham – Thursday 18 October 2018Leeds – Monday 10 June 2019 Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm Course Leader: Chris Trevor Price: HA members £150 plus VAT, non-members £200 plus VAT Did you know it's cheaper to become an individual member of the HA and purchase your...

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  • Practical Approaches to teaching Primary History: New Dates

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    Birmingham – Friday 25 January 2019 Leeds – Monday 11 March 2019 London – Monday 17 June 2019 Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm Course Leader: Chris Trevor Price: HA members £150 plus VAT, non-members £200 plus VAT. Special discounted rates are available for those who have previously attended our Becoming an...

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  • Chartered Teacher Programme open

    12th July 2018

    The Historical Association is pleased to announce our new Chartered Teacher of History programme. Registration for the programme is now open and the full programme will roll out in the autumn.  What is the Chartered Teacher programme? Chartered Teacher of History (CTHist) status is designed to ensure that teachers who...

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  • Write Your Own Historical Fiction Competition 2018

    12th July 2018

    Each year we offer young people the chance to be rewarded for their own creativity. The Write Your Own Historical Fiction competition encourages young people to write their own fiction within a historical setting of their choice.   The competition helps them to develop knowledge of a specific time period and...

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  • Initiating Latin at KS3 (and earlier)

    6th July 2018

    In recent years, organisations including Classics for All and the Iris project have enjoyed inspiring success in promoting the learning of Latin at primary and secondary schools where provision of classical languages had been non-existent or endangered. Building on the work of the Manchester Classics for All Project and previous...

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  • A Guide to Oral History for Schools and Youth Groups

    6th June 2018

    The Oral History Society's Schools and Young People Group has developed A Guide to Oral History for Schools and Youth Groups. This important set of resources is designed to support teachers and anyone working with young people on oral history projects. Oral history is a living history of everyone’s unique life experiences, and so is...

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