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History less likely to be studied by disadvantaged.

History less likely to be studied by disadvantaged.

Disadvantaged students are less likely to study history at GCSE than their peers under major government reforms, research has found.  

The reforms, from then education secretary Michael Gove, have “deepened” the divide in access to the traditionally academic subject between high and low achieving students, academics say.  

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A report, from researchers at Reading and Oxford universities, finds that students at schools in disadvantaged areas are less likely to be encouraged to take history unless they have good results.

 

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