GCSE Reform Consultation, June 2013.
The first consultation on reforms to GCSEs in England: “Our aim is that the reformed GCSEs should be high quality qualifications that will reflect the new curriculum and command public confidence. In this consultation we are seeking views on their defining characteristics.” Foreword to the consultation document.
Ofqual Consultation on GCSE Reform
The Royal Historical Society’s response to the DfE Consultation on Reform of the National Curriculum for History
Reform of National Curriculum Response form (11 April 2013)
Response to the publication of the draft Programmes of Study for History in the national curriculum released by the Department for Education on 7 February 2013 by representatives of the principal organizations for historians in the UK.
Joint Response to National curriculum draft 12 Feb 2013
International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment, May 2012
This report presents a high-level description of the background to and the key themes identified through our International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment project. It complements an extensive full report and accompanying table supplement, which detail findings for each of the education systems and subject areas covered by the study. The aim of the project was to gain a detailed understanding and to judge the comparative demand of a range of subjects offered at senior secondary level in different parts of the world. This would enable us to reflect on how the system in England might develop. The project reviewed mathematics, chemistry, English and history that formed a part of the main qualification undertaken by students to gain entry to higher education in a range of education systems from Europe, North America, East Asia and Australasia, as well as some qualifications offered internationally. These were reviewed alongside one of the A levels offered in each subject in England.” from the Executive Summary
Ofqual Report on International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment
History for All – History in English schools 2007/10. Published March 2011.
The report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of history in primary and secondary schools. It is based principally on evidence from inspections of history between April 2007 and March 2010 in 166 maintained schools in England. Part A focuses on the key inspection findings in the context of rising standards since the previous report in 2007. Part B discusses some of the key issues facing history teachers and describes the essential components of effective learning in history. Both parts of the report give examples of good practice. This report builds on Ofsted’s 2007 report, History in the balance.
Ofsted Report on History in English Schools