The history team have had a busy November attending INSETs, and running free teacher networks for GCSE History B (SHP). At these events, we’ve each been asked some similar questions so I thought it best to answer these in a straightforward blog post.
And as ever, it was great to meet so many enthusiastic teachers who have really got to grips with the GCSE course and to hear so many great stories of engaged and inspired students.
A key thing is that we have also been learning too. The evidence of two full assessment cycles puts us in a much better position to provide the clarity that you’re asking for.
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Mike Goddard, history subject advisor
Mike is a history subject advisor and has worked at OCR on the history portfolio since 2007. Previously he has held roles at Cambridge International Examinations and for an educational publisher. Mike has a degree in Economic and Social History from the University of York and a Masters in Modern History from UCL. In his spare time, he enjoys crosswords and snooker.