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  • English Heritage and Historical Association Local Heritage Project

    12th December 2012

    One year ago, the south eastern branch of English Heritage and the Historical Association came together to see what we could do better in partnership. The outcome was the Local Heritage Partnership Project. The vision was to work together to provide access to and inspiration to carry out local heritage...

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  • The All-Party Parliamentary Group on History and Archives Report 2012

    10th December 2012

    A new report has come out about the teaching of history and schools and the future of the curriculum and exams on the subject. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on History and Archives released the report officially today (10 December 2012). Research from the Historical Association is cited heavily in the...

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  • The Young Historian Awards 2013

    9th December 2012

    This initiative has been celebrating the achievements of young historians in schools for over twenty years. It is largely funded by the Historical Association and the Spirit of Normandy Trust. It has an annual award scheme and also funds some special events, such as the annual Young Historian Day at...

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  • Key Stage 4 Reform Update 2012

    6th December 2012

    On Wednesday 5 December 2012 Ofqual  sent Michael Gove a letter in which they outlined their concerns over Mr Gove's proposed reforms to Key Stage 4 qualifications. Mr Gove responded that despite opposition, if he felt the move to be right, he would still go ahead with his plans. This news...

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  • ASDAN History Course

    30th September 2012

    The HA firmly believes in History for All. To help counter the current trend in some schools to prevent students who will achieve less than a GCSE ‘C' studying history, we have, along with ASDAN, developed a history course that is accessible, yet challenging. This new course is now available...

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  • The French Revolution teaching resources

    27th September 2012

    Free teaching resources to support the teaching of AS/ A2 and IB History modules on the French Revolution and more generally the teaching of the interpretation of primary historical sources. The exercises have been designed by a senior A-level and IB examiner in conjunction with Dr Katherine Astbury of the...

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  • The Law of Unintended Consequence: a survey of history, 2012

    20th September 2012

    A little over a year ago Michael Gove announced the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). It would transform education and rid schools and young people of ‘soft subjects'. However the real impact so far has been less than impressive. Those schools that already taught history well to GCSE continued...

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  • Primary History Survey Report 2012

    18th September 2012

    History in Primary Schools In June the Secretary of State announced that history would remain a compulsory part of the primary curriculum from age 5 to age 11. We welcomed that announcement but urged a note of caution regarding slimmed down programmes of study. The Survey into History in English...

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  • GCSE Reform Consultation is Launched, 2012

    17th September 2012

    As you will have seen in the media, the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove has launched a consultation on proposals for a radical reform of the examination structure for 14-16 year olds. The proposed new English Baccalaureate Certificate will encompass the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and...

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  • A-Level Reform Update 2012

    10th September 2012

    Over the summer Ofqual launched a consultation on proposed reforms to A-Level examinations. We polled our members to find out what you thought of the proposals. Thank you to the nearly 900 of you who responded to our online poll. Your huge response, alongside consultation with A-Level history experts has helped us...

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