Guide to history in schools

Information and guidance relating to the UK history curriculum and the HA's research on history in schools. Please note: this section is currently under development and we will be adding further resources and information soon. 

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  • 2018 A-Level History Results

    16th August 2018

    Congratulations to all history teachers for another year of getting the best out of your students (congratulations to the students too!). We know it’s not always easy, and the past few years have been more pressurised than many with curricular and examination change adding to an already heavy workload. Numbers...

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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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  • Curriculum coherence into the new GCSE: best practice for KS3 History

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Zoë Howells and John Blake, Harris Federation The workshop sets out thinking behind designing a truly stretching, appropriate and historically sound curriculum at KS3 which develops students’ knowledge and understanding, as well as ability to write historically...

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  • GCSE results 2018

    23rd August 2018

    Teachers – well done on getting your students this far – time for a pat on the back. (Congratulations to students too!) We know it’s been a tough few years – new exam, with new subject areas and no time to embed or try out the new approaches, but you’ve...

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  • History in schools 2017

    7th December 2017

    Secondary: GCSE history changes affecting KS3 students Recent findings from the Historical Association’s Annual Survey into History Teaching in English Secondary Schools, suggests that – despite the best intentions – changes to GCSE history are seriously affecting the amount of time given to history lessons at Key Stage 3.  The...

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  • Ofqual publishes review of 2018 summer exam series

    15th December 2018

    Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, has published its review of GCSEs, AS and A levels taken in summer 2018. The report gives an overview of the exam boards’ planning, administration and marking which supported the series, along with a summary of the awarding process and what happened post-results.  Read Ofqual's 2018...

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