Are you starting GCSE history exam technique early in KS3?

I was interested in Nick Gibb’s view of English teaching which he reported in today’s speech, and wondered whether it applied equally to history at KS3

I do question why, when I am on school visits, I see teachers in the first 3 years of secondary school already using English literature lessons to prepare for GCSE-style questions. Instead of GCSE-style analysis of the text, should those lessons not be used to spread the sheer enjoyment of reading, through introducing pupils to a wide and varied diet of English and world literature? I am sure this would be far better preparation for their eventual examinations than a premature obsession with exam technique.

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