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History Teaching

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the national curriculum includes provision to ensure that all children are educated on the history of the Union of Scotland and England; and if he will make a statement. (110594)

[holding answer 23 January 2007]: The national curriculum for history states that one of the six units pupils must be taught at key stage 3 is Britain 1500-1750, which comprises a study of crowns, parliaments and people; the major political, religious and social changes affecting people throughout the British Isles, including the local area if appropriate. The Programme of Study sets out a breadth of study specifying that pupils must be taught aspects of the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.