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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.