A new secondary curriculum has been developed to increase flexibility for both teachers and pupils. With less prescription on subject content and the opportunity for teachers and subject leaders to tailor the curriculum to the needs of individual learners, there will be more time and space within the school day for pupils to study areas in more depth. The new curriculum will need to be in place by 2011. This allows teachers to plan ahead and to choose whether to make changes incrementally year-by-year or whether to introduce the changes all at once. To help you implement the new curriculum, our guide provides a variety of resources that enable you to explore the concepts, processes, range and content in the new programme of study. They include background information, articles from ‘Teaching History', exemplar schemes of work, lists of useful resources and suggestions for further reading and INSET activities. You can work through the material on your own or use the materials for departmental INSET. The guide is under development and some sections have yet to be completed. It will be updated as new ideas and exemplars are devised. The guide has been produced by a number of top history teaching professionals and has been compiled and edited by Sue Bennett, freelance education consultant and Suzy Powling, freelance editor.
|The Historical Association
|Published - 2009