Briefing Packs

In this section you'll find our briefing packs. These are short, four-page guides to curriculum, subject and pedagogy issues to provide key information, key principles, offer basic guidance or help you get started.

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  • Two Year Key Stage Threes

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    Background More and more schools appear to be reducing the time their students spend studying at Key Stage 3 level. This can be due to an extension of key Stage Four, leading to three year GCSE courses, or to initiatives such as the Opening Minds agenda at the other end...

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  • Strengthening your department's position with SLT

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    Background An increasing focus on ‘Core' subjects, specialist status, curriculum change, narrow learning ‘pathways' and the relentless drive to improve Contextual Value Added (CVA) scores can lead to history being marginalised. At the very least this can see history slip down the priority list for budget, timetabling and accommodation. At...

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  • One Year GCSE

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    Background A new development for curriculum change this year (2009) has been that many schools are now changing the pattern of GCSE/Key Stage 4 courses, following the ending of compulsory SATs for English, Maths and Science at the end of Key Stage 3. It is not yet clear how many...

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  • Enrichment Opportunities

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  • Innovations in the History Curriculum

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  • The Diploma: the Qualification and Associated Issues

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  • Encouraging pupils to opt for history

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