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Making Pearson Edexcel GCSE History more accessible
By Ben Armstrong
28 Nov
Creating the Foundation Edition of the Weimar and Nazi Germany book for Pearson Edexcel GCSE History has been an exciting project. The mainstream book covered the topic effectively and in good detail, but I was aware of the challenges faced by teachers with classes of students with a lower reading age, especially if the classes are mixed ability and incorporate students with a wide range of target grades. The goal was to create a Foundation Edition of the book that was accessible to students with a lower reading age, while not sacrificing the core, essential information and also maintaining comparability to the mainstream edition so that teachers can use the two editions side by side.
Towards a connected curriculum
By Martin Spafford
18 Oct
The history we think we know depends on where we look and the questions we ask. Ask new questions and we gain new understanding that can lead us to us rethink a big story.
20 years of working on Access to History: My reflections
By Michael Lynch
07 Oct

When I took up the mantle of Series Editor over 20 years ago, Access to History was already well established as a major contributor to A-level studies...

New resources on the impact of the First World War in Kent - in memory of Ian Coulson
By Andy Harmsworth
16 Nov
I am delighted to announce that the first teaching and learning materials from the Ian Coulson Bursary have now been published. A teacher’s guide, student booklet and scheme of work can be freely downloaded by teachers from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust website.
The 30th National Schools History Project Conference: Day three
By Tony Fox
13 Jul
Tony Fox shares his Day three experiences