Shaping the debate: why historians matter more than ever at GCSE

Teaching History article

By Rachel Foster & Kath Goudie, published 5th August 2016

The importance of historians

The question of how to prepare students to succeed in the examination while also ensuring that they are taught rigorous history remains as relevant as ever. Faced with preparing students to answer a question that seemingly precluded argument, Rachel Foster and Kath Goudie demonstrate how they used historical scholarship both to identify a genuine line of enquiry and to define a valid response to it. Thus they show how they were able to transcend the limitations of GCSE assessment...

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