Secondary news

  • HA Coronavirus response

    17th March 2020

    HA staff available by email Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the HA is following government advice and all our staff are now working from home. We are available by email. If you have a general enquiry contact us using enquiries@history.org.uk or if the query is in relation to membership...

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  • Ofqual Summer 2021 examinations consultation 

    21st January 2021

    As you will no doubt be aware, last week Ofqual published a consultation regarding arrangements for the summer 2021 examination series in England given that the Covid pandemic has again led to sustained and significant disruption to learning in schools. Traditional examinations have been cancelled for 2021 and the focus...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

    6th January 2021

    Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) was founded nearly 20 years ago. Its purpose was to commemorate and educate everyone about the Holocaust and all the victims of Nazi persecution, but also to include and raise awareness of subsequent recognised genocides. From the very start, the plans for commemoration involved participation in events...

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  • Young Quills 2020 – the shortlist

    5th January 2021

    Yes, you did read that right, 2020! No, we don’t want to take you back there – it's just that because it was a strange year many last-minute changes and adaptions had to be made. One of those changes was often the timings of things so that we could still make them...

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  • Write Your Own Historical Fiction Competition 2021

    9th December 2020

      Our historical fiction competition has gone from strength to strength and each year we are so impressed by the number and standard of entries we receive around such a wide range of historical periods and settings. You can take a look at some of our past entries here: 2019...

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  • Royal Historical Society Quality Mark Bursaries for 2021

    4th December 2020

    Following their funding of 8 Quality Mark schools as part of their 175th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to announce that the Royal Historical Society will be kindly providing a new set of bursaries for another 8 schools to undertake the Quality Mark in 2021. The HA Quality Mark scheme provides...

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  • The Great Debate 2020 – The final!

    4th December 2020

    And the winner is: Thomas Locke Portsmouth Grammar School Runner up: James Lester The Judd School Honourable mentions: Eleanor Clark Exeter School Meg Wishart Broxburn Academy This year the final was a little different but just as fantastic as previous years. With all the teenage finalists presenting a range of...

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  • HA Virtual Conference Round-up 2020

    1st December 2020

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  • Young Historian Awards 2021 – Secondary prizes

    17th November 2020

    Researching, writing and presenting ideas about a historical theme or period is one of the best parts about studying history. We want young school and college aged students to get the bug for writing about history in an incisive, interesting and critical way. That is why each year the Historical...

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  • The Great Debate 2020 – The final!

    16th November 2020

    Many things have been different this year – especially things that involve people coming together physically in one setting. That was certainly the case for our Great Debate competition. Fortunately, all of the regional heats had taken place across the UK before the first lockdown came into effect last spring,...

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