I’ve been reading @mfordhamhistory‘s blog post on the new GCSE content requirements – you can find his thoughts here.
I think, overall, I’m a little more positive than he is about the changes. Like Michael, I’ve taught Modern World GCSE, unlike him I have never taught a full SHP course. I have experience of SHP from my training, and from visiting lots of schools that have followed those specifications. I can see the potential for a ‘long duree’ style of course, and have seen medicine and crime and punishment courses where this perspective has been successfully and engaging taught.