Effect of new GCSE changes on A2 history students’ ability to cope with individual studies

Amongst the untold casualties of Gove trying to introduce wholesale changes at both KS3 GCSE and AS/ A2 within a couple of years is the effect that the removal of coursework from GCSE will have on A level history students. For all its many flaws, at least Controlled Assessment made some attempt to help students work more independently. What impact will it now have on A level history students ability to carry out their own research. Will there be more opportunities at KS3 to compensate? Will schools be brave enough to introduce more independent work at GCSE even though it is not specifically assessed. Another case of Gove rushing in where….

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