Has the death of Modern World History at GCSE been greatly exaggerated?

Who would have thought it? MWH in danger of disappearing from the range of GCSE courses available. We mustn’t write the obituary quite yet, lets’ wait to see what the exam board come up with. I’m not optimistic. I fear a poorly conceived set of options designed to stop centres migrating to IGCSE will be high on the agenda. At a time when OFSTED is critical of schools’ KS3 history planning as lacking a clear rationale, will we be blamed again at KS4 when we are totally at the mercy of market-forces-driven exam boards who will leave it to schools to make sense of the not so sweet-smelling pot-pourri on offer.

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