Secondary news

  • Teaching History 173: Out now

    18th December 2018

    Access Teaching History 173 here (free to HA Secondary Members) Opening Doors The theme for this edition of Teaching History draws part of its inspiration from calls for the school curriculum to give young people access to genuinely ‘powerful knowledge’: knowledge that will take them beyond the confines of their own...

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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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  • Write your own Historical Fiction Competition 2019

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    Make sure they don't miss their chance - entries must be received by 31 May 2019. 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...

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  • Transcribed pamphlets shed new light on pre-Civil War Britain

    11th December 2018

    Hundreds of handwritten pamphlets detailing the news, politics, intrigue and scandals of pre-Civil War Britain are now at the fingertips of academics, history buffs, teachers and students. The Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England project was led by University of Birmingham historian Dr Noah Millstone, and the Historical Association were involved...

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  • Peterloo: HA interview with Mike Leigh and Jacqueline Riding

    27th November 2018

    The film Peterloo has been reviewed as one of the cinematic achievements of 2018, dramatising the people and events that led to the infamous ‘Peterloo’ massacre in August 1819. Respected film-maker Mike Leigh created the film using historical records and sources from the period, as he and historical adviser Jacqueline...

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  • Women’s Suffrage: the road to equality

    21st November 2018

    2018 has – rightly – seen a strong emphasis on the story of the suffragettes, of those courageous individuals who took to militant methods to get the vote for women. This is not their story; it is the often-overlooked story of the many thousands of women and men who fought...

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  • Schools Remember Them

    9th November 2018

    As we approach Remembrance Day and of course the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, schools across the country have been carrying out their own acts of remembrance in the form of special services, memorials, trips and drop down days among many other activities. Social media...

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  • Your HA Webinar Calendar 2019

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    You told us in our member surveys that you wanted more webinars and we listened! We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD. We also know how hard it is to find good subject-specific CPD...

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  • The Great Debate 2019

    30th October 2018

    The final of the 2019 competition took place at Windsor Castle on Saturday 30 March. It was funded by the Waterloo200 educational legacy plan on the Age of Revolution.  Read about the 2019 Great Debate winners here Watch the 2019 Great Debate speeches Details of the 2020 contest are now online. Please email with...

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  • Report on Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History

    19th October 2018

    Yesterday, the Royal Historical Society (RHS) launched their research report which highlights racial and ethnic inequalities in the teaching and practice of history in the UK. Less than 1% of university academics are Black, according to the RHS’s report. The report draws attention to the fact that while history remains...

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