2022 – Assessment in History

Recordings from this event are now available online.

Assessment in History: Reassessing the purpose and future of assessment in the study of History 

Saturday 8th October 2022

via MS Teams

10:00-10:10    Welcome and Introduction

10:10-11:00    A-Levels and Transitions to University

  • David Brown (Cadbury Sixth Form College and University of Birmingham): Reappraising the Purpose of Assessment in History: A-levels
  • Sarah Jones and Hannah Charnock (University of Bristol): Assessment and the Transition from School to University Learning

11:00-11:10    Short Break

11:10-12:00    Creative Assessment

  • Sarah Holland (University of Nottingham): Rethinking Assessment: Creative Approaches in the Humanities
  • Lucie Matthew-Jones (Liverpool John Moores): Creativity for Inclusion: Empowering the Margins

12:00-12:45    Break

12:45-14:00    Skills and Employability

  • Jonathan Durrant (University of South Wales): Embedding Employability in the History Curriculum: A Decade of Experiment and Practice
  • Manuela Williams (University of Strathclyde): Using reflective assessment to embed employability in History
  • Carl Watts (United States Air Force, Global College of Professional Military Education): Assessing “Applied” History in Professional Military Education
  • Jon Chandler (UCL): History Skills Passport Project

14:00-14:10    Short Break

14:10-15:00    Digital skills

  • Ian Whitehead and Ruth Larsen (University of Derby): Employing Digital Tools to Support Continual Assessment
  • Monica Fernandes (Brunel University London): The power of pre-recorded presentations and primary source analysis

15:00-15:25    The end of exams?

  • Marcus Collins (Loughborough University) and Jamie Wood (University of Lincoln): The end of the sit-down exam? Student and Staff Preferences for assessment

15:25-15:45    Roundtable: The future of history assessment – final thoughts and reflections