Closing the word gap in history: 6 ways to build Historic vocabulary

In 2018 we surveyed over 1,300 primary and secondary school teachers about their experiences of the Word Gap in schools and collated our findings in the Oxford Language Report . The report found evidence of a significant word gap in UK schools, an increasing problem which is holding back children’s learning.  Following on from this research, we partnered […]

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‘Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall’: Teaching the Historic Environment requirement in GCSE History

In the AQA GCSE History specification, the Historic Environment element is integrated with the British Depth Study. This means that as students develop an in-depth knowledge of a British period, their understanding of that period would in turn help them to understand the historic site. It is useful to approach the study of a historic […]

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