KS3: Years 7 to 8 and 8 to 9
1. Go and explore a castle
2. Ask your grandparents about their schooling; compile a family record for yourself and future generations
3. Read a book that is historical fiction or fact.
5. Try out the Sporcle History Quizes: In Year 8 and 9 our learning topics include Tudors, Stuarts, Renaissance Italy, Africa and the Slave Trade, First World War, America in the 1920s, Superpower and Cold War Relations.
KS4: Year 10 to 11
Students should use the past exam questions in their revision guides from school to practise planning questions. This is a good way to review work that they’ve studied that week.
The purple Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History revision guides and revision cards are also very useful, as is the bitesize revision website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zw4bv4j
Reading around the subject is an excellent way to deepen your knowledge and feed your passion for History:
Check TEAMS for updates from your teachers too
KS5: Unit 1: Britain
First priority I think is probably a bit of relaxation after a very draining year.I’d like you then to do this section C work (it shouldn’t take too long).
c) How convincing do you find the view that there was a ‘glorious revolution’ in the years 1688 to 1701? [20 marks]
If you missed any of the work we did during the lockdown, remember that the recordings of the lessons are on Teams.
Finally, below is some wider reading and watching for you if you have the time and the inclination (might be useful for anyone thinking of a History based UCAS application in particular).
Simon Scharma, A History of Great Britain
Robert Graves, I Claudius
John K. Galbraith, The Great Crash 1929: The classic account of economic disaster
Michael Burleigh, Sacred Causes: religion and politics from the European Dictators to Al Qaeda
Mark Mazower, Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century
Niall Ferguson, War of the World: History’s Age of Hatred
Niall Ferguson, The Pity of War (1999)
History today magazine
David Cannadine What is History Now?
E.H. Carr, Professor Richard J. Evans What is History?
Professor Ludmilla Jordanova History in Practice
Alan Bennett, The History Boys (Book/film)
Unit 2: Russia
Unit 3: Changing Nature of Warfare
Mr.Cheetham has uploaded a video introduction file from him and preparation reading activities for summer preparation on TEAMS.