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History hokum

The historians quoted do not know what is in the KS3 curriculum. As is clear from the Historical Association report, it is primarily school managers removing or reducing history as a discrete subject that leads to fewer children choosing it. I would add a misguided tendency for some to see history as a "difficult" subject and the false view that it is not a passport to many careers.

The problem is not relevance or content but political and managerial decisions which, with transient fashions for a non-subject-based curriculum, are squeezing an essential subject.

Martin Spafford, George Mitchell School, Waltham Forest, London.

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