• Covering black history is good teaching, says Gibb

    Good history teaching should “always include the contribution of black and minority ethnic people to Britain’s history”, the schools minister has said. Nick Gibb also told a parliamentary debate on the teaching of black history that he expected “more and more schools” to offer history students the chance to study migration and empire. Ministers are

    5.00 Sep. 20th, 2020 | News

  • How did 'child-centred' dogma get established in schools?

    Mary Woolley interviewed 13 veterans of history teaching, in an effort to discover how teaching has changed over the last 30 years. This is what she learned. The role and approach of teachers in classrooms is frequently contested, particularly in the history education community. Advocates of direct instruction emphasise the place of the teacher at

    5.00 Jan. 22nd, 2018 | Opinion

  • The utopian origins of comprehensive schools

    The first in a weekly series of columns looking into the archives of education and using the past to make our readers smarter History is not useful. Whatever else the past is, it’s gone. Actually, that’s a lie. It’s the sort of thing I like to say to rile up historians, and watch as their

    17.00 Sep. 12th, 2016 | Opinion

  • Remembrance is now a brand – what place does it have in schools?

    The visibility of Remembrance within the public realm has grown significantly over recent years. This has been driven by the Royal British Legion, which raises nearly £42million with the Poppy Appeal, almost twice the amount of a decade ago. Activities associated with the appeal now extend into entertainment, shopping, the Poppy Lottery, and education. The

    10.12 Nov. 11th, 2015 | Opinion

  • History GCSE results

    10.30 Aug. 20th, 2015 | Exam results

  • A-level results 2015: History

    11.48 Aug. 13th, 2015 | Exam results