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History: Curriculum

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether national strategies are intended to have policies in respect of (a) history and (b) geography in (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools. (257822)

The principal focus of the National Strategies is on supporting teaching and learning in the core subjects of literacy and numeracy in the early years and primary phases and English, mathematics and science in the secondary phase. Currently there are no plans to broaden the scope specifically to cover history and geography.