A new term, a new way of seeing the past | Nov 2015
New History A level extending beyond 'Hitler and the Henrys' to 15th c. Africa is highly popular in schools
- New topics include pre-colonial African Kingdoms
- Students learn how advanced Africa was – eg Europeans used to study how to perform cataracts in the Sahel and travelled to study at Timbuktu University
- "Students taking this will stand out on UCAS form," says teacher
'Studying Ancient African Kingdoms has reshaped pupil's view of the continent as 'poor and passive''
5 November 2015
Print (front cover and lead story, p3)
BBC History Magazine
'A level students set for a voyage of discovery to precolonial Africa'
Print (on third page of news section)