Non-GCSE

GCSE history is demanding. At the Historical Association we believe in history for all to the age of 16, but we understand that GCSE is not a suitable route for every student. In this section you will find details and full supportive materials for the history ASDAN course that forms part of the ASDAN CoPE award.

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  • Using ASDAN’s History Short Course with SEND learners

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    This workshop took place at the HA Annual Conference May 2017 in Manchester. Gareth Davey, Bank View SchoolA look at how the ASDAN History Short Course has been used in a post-16 setting with SEND learners and how the course has helped to develop both academic and practical skills for...

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  • Support Materials for the ASDAN History Course

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    This unit provides support materials for the ASDAN History course. To register for the course click here. In line with its total commitment to History for All, the HA has, with ASDAN, developed a history course that is accessible, yet challenging. You can find out more in the introduction. The...

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  • Using ancient texts to improve pupils' critical thinking

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    Did Alexander really ask, ‘Do I appear to you to be a bastard?' Using ancient texts to improve pupils' critical thinkingBeth Baker and Steven Mastin make the case for teaching ancient history in the post-14 curriculum. Pointing out the damaging messages that could be conveyed by assuming that ancient history...

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