Secondary news

  • Teaching History 172: Out now

    23rd September 2018

    Access Teaching History 172 here (free to HA Secondary Members) Editorial: Cause and consequence While we suspect that few history teachers would accept EH Carr’s famous dictum that ‘the study of history is a study of causes’, causality is such a mainstay of school history that it seems surprising that...

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  • Get ahead in Secondary teaching

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    Calling all secondary trainee teachers!  To help kick-start your career the HA is offering a two-year membership deal for just £70.50 – which works out at less than 68 pence per week. This deal is 10% cheaper than standard concessionary membership, and also includes a special renewal offer at the end...

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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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  • 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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  • GCSEs are changing

    8th August 2018

    The government has reformed GCSE qualifications in England to make them more demanding. You can find out more about the new GCSEs here or by watching this short video. By 2020, all GCSEs in England will be graded using numbers instead of letters. The new grading scale runs from 9 to...

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  • DfE clarifies reference to enquiry-based learning

    8th August 2018

    Following the Department of Education’s recent call for pilot schools to bid for Curriculum Development Funds, the Historical Association (HA) sought clarification specifically connected to disciplinary understanding. Within the guidance, the DfE sets out its criteria for programmes, one of which is that they should be structured on the basis of...

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  • Chartered Teacher Programme open

    12th July 2018

    The Historical Association is pleased to announce our new Chartered Teacher of History programme. Registration for the programme is now open and the full programme will roll out in the autumn.  What is the Chartered Teacher programme? Chartered Teacher of History (CTHist) status is designed to ensure that teachers who...

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  • Write Your Own Historical Fiction Competition 2018

    12th July 2018

    Each year we offer young people the chance to be rewarded for their own creativity. The Write Your Own Historical Fiction competition encourages young people to write their own fiction within a historical setting of their choice.   The competition helps them to develop knowledge of a specific time period and...

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  • HA Awards Evening 2018

    5th July 2018

    At the end of a sweltering June the Historical Association gathered in London for our annual awards evening. Each year this wonderful event is an opportunity to celebrate some of the people that make history happen across the country on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. For 2018 as the...

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  • Photo archive reveals healthcare before the NHS

    5th July 2018

    A fascinating collection of more than 4,000 photographs uncovered in the Historic England Archive is giving up its secrets after more than 70 years and is now accessible to the public.  Staff at Historic England’s Archive in Swindon recently discovered 4,050 black and white photographic prints taken by the Topical...

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