Category Archives: History

Jesus is the Elephant

"If you tell people not to think about elephants, they will think about elephants. And, in US schools, Jesus is the elephant." Last Friday, the TES published my longest US feature yet: "The Godless Delusion". The piece muses on the fact … Read More

From the 1918 Hansard

Reading the Hansard publications of education debates from the past is a glorious habit to get into (the best links are pointed to via the Living Heritage website).  Not are the debates frighteningly like those ongoing today, but they provide … Read More

Were O-Levels Harder Than GCSEs?

When answering the question: "Which was harder, O-Levels or GCSEs?" there are two different answers depending on what precisely you are asking about. If you are asking: "Was it harder to get an A on O-Levels compared to GCSEs?" the answer … Read More