Plans to change history curriculum in schools - and can you name these 10 historical figures?

14:47 15 October 2012

1: Can you name this famous face?

1: Can you name this famous face?


History lessons are to be changed to give pupils a deeper understanding of key events and figures throughout the ages, according to national newspaper reports.


The current national curriculum history syllabus, which has been attacked for being too politically correct, is to be replaced with a new one being drawn up by education secretary Michael Gove.

The new syllabus is planned to include 200 key figures, such as Winston Churchill, and so we are asking you to take part in our quiz below to name 10 key figures through history.

Also in the new syllabus, children will learn a narrative about British history and key international developments, including the fall of the Roman Empire, the union that created Britain and the decline of its power.

Secondary school children aged between 11 and 14 will move on to 50 wider topics about the modern world, including Soviet-US relations and how they shaped the world, as well as the influence of immigration on British society.

The national curriculum review was launched in January 2011 but only drafts in primary school maths, English and science have been released.

The new primary and secondary curriculum documents currently being considered cover art and design, citizenship, English, geography, history and physical education. The education department has not commented on details of the drafts reported in national newspapers but has said they will be made public ‘in due course.’

• See how good your history knowledge is by taking part in our quiz about famous names throughout history.

• Also, share your memories of your school history lessons below.

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  • 1) Duke of Wellington 2) Lawrence of Arabia 3) Richard Nixon 4) Joan of Arc 5) Winston Churchill 6) Oliver Cromwell 7) Joseph Stalin 8) Nelson Mandela 9) Lord Horatio Nelson 10) ... Not sure, its either Edith Cavell or Florence Knightingale (who also invented the Pie chart)

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    Monday, October 15, 2012

  • British history from early periods to present day should be taught in all schools . Islamic history from the early period to present day should be part and parcel of the National Curriculum. Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental period. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school There are hundreds of state and church schools where Muslim children are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be opted out as Muslim Academies. IA

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    Monday, October 15, 2012

  • Is it Rod Stewart in the photo ?

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    Monday, October 15, 2012

  • EDP knowing what they look like is one thing, knowing what they did would be far more useful. As only one on your list is still breathing its highly unlikely you would ever bump into them in a pub?

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    Monday, October 15, 2012

  • 10) Edith Cavell

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