- Tim, Sadly a bog-standard reply. You have to be Prince Charles to get a reply that MIGHT be to the point. Well done for trying! Best wishes, Basia (UK)Message 1 of 2 , Mar 23 9:49 AMView SourceTim, Sadly a bog-standard reply. You have to be Prince Charles to get a reply that MIGHT be to the point.Well done for trying!Best wishes, Basia (UK)On 23 Mar 2013, at 16:03, Tim Bucknall wrote:
I emailed the UK schools minister David Laws asking for more education
on the Polish contrbution to allied victory in WW2, i also stated than
when i was at high school in the early 90's the school history text
books completely lied about the Polish-Soviet War of 1920
just in case its of interest heres the response i received
"Dear Mr Bucknall
Thank you for your email of 9 February, addressed to David Laws MP the
Minister of State for Schools, about teaching history. I am sure you
will appreciate that ministers receive a great deal of correspondence
and are unable to respond to each one personally. On this occasion I
have been asked to reply.
Currently, history is a foundation subject of the National Curriculum
and is statutory at Key Stages 1 to 3 (up to age 14). Post-14, history
is optional, although pupils at Key Stage 4/GCSE have an entitlement
to at least one course in the humanities (either geography or
At Key Stage 3 level (ages 11-14), pupils must learn the major events,
changes and developments in British, European and world history
covering at least the medieval, early modern, industrial and
twentieth-century periods. Appropriate links should be made to some of
the parallel events, changes and developments in British, European and
world history. Within this broad framework content should include the
changing nature of conflict and co-operation between countries and
peoples and its lasting impact on national, ethnic, racial, cultural
or religious issues, including the nature and impact of the two world
wars and the Holocaust, and the role of European and international
institutions in resolving conflicts.
The place and status of history in the secondary curriculum is
currently being considered as part of the National Curriculum review.
To see the consultation document on the new National Curriculum please
The consultation period ends on 16 April.
Thank you once again for writing to the Department.
Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2013/0009951.
If you need to respond to us, please visit
www.education.gov.uk/contactus, and quote your reference number.
As part of our commitment to improving the service we provide to our
customers, we are interested in hearing your views and would welcome
your comments via our website at www.education.gov.uk/pcusurvey.
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