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I am Head of History and a Teaching and Learning Guide at a large secondary school. I teach all Key Stages with a focus on teaching GCSE and A Level to large classes. As I am in the classroom I understand the demands being placed on teachers by new specifications and assessment criteria. Through sharing these resources I hope to help teachers acquire new resources and ideas to make the step to the new specifications a successful one.

I am Head of History and a Teaching and Learning Guide at a large secondary school. I teach all Key Stages with a focus on teaching GCSE and A Level to large classes. As I am in the classroom I understand the demands being placed on teachers by new specifications and assessment criteria. Through sharing these resources I hope to help teachers acquire new resources and ideas to make the step to the new specifications a successful one.
KS5 AQA - Unit 2D - James II - Intro and Catholicism
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KS5 AQA - Unit 2D - James II - Intro and Catholicism

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These resources act as an introduction to the reign of James II and further exploration of his Catholicism and moves to implement this. The PPT can be used to guide students through the booklet which also has activities and tasks to help students learn and apply new knowledge. PART OF THE BOOKLET RELATES TO THE OXFORD AQA HISTORY UNIT 1D TEXT BOOK.
Quiz Quiz Trade - Introduction and Revision for KS5 James II
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Quiz Quiz Trade - Introduction and Revision for KS5 James II

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This resource is a game based on Quiz Quiz Trade - basically students ask each other pre-prepared low and high order questions to find out about a historical figure. The record sheet provides students with a visual record of how much they have learnt - great to enthuse learners! The PPT attached also talks teachers and students through the game step by step and includes handy hints. Great as an introduction or revision tool. Helps to engage students in their A Level content and also helps in building co-operative learning.
AQA KS5 History Unit 1D - Extract Question support and 'How to...' for Y12
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AQA KS5 History Unit 1D - Extract Question support and 'How to...' for Y12

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This resource is suitable as an introduction to the compulsory extract questions at Y12 or as a recap or further practice. Students are introduced to a starter question which then links into the extracts they will be analysing later to build confidence in content. There is a breakdown of AQA expectations, guidelines and markscheme and examples of how to annotate and select main arguments. A practice exercise is also included and markscheme.
AQA Unit 1D - 1603 - 1649 - James I and Charles I - timeline for overview/introduction/revision
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AQA Unit 1D - 1603 - 1649 - James I and Charles I - timeline for overview/introduction/revision

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This timeline looks at 58 significant events from 1603-1649 to help students to see the overview of the AQA Unit 1D course. Events are summarised and their significance and thematic links highlighted. To encourage higher attainers there are also questions attached to events to help students to think about the wider context and links across the course. This is useful as an overview, introduction or revision and would be suitable for Y12 or Y13 sitting this course. This resource could also support numerous follow up tasks specifically geared towards your students - i.e. find examples of religious tension across the period, etc.
AQA Unit 1D - Recap on Cromwell as Lord Protector - 1653-1655
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AQA Unit 1D - Recap on Cromwell as Lord Protector - 1653-1655

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This resource is a worksheet/booklet intended to recap the beginning of Cromwell’s Protectorate up to beginning of the Rule of the Major Generals for students who completed this topic during lockdown. It contains simplified information and a few short tasks to check learning. Related to AQA Unit 1D - Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy.
AQA Unit 1D - Recap on Cromwell's Protectorate, 1655-1658
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AQA Unit 1D - Recap on Cromwell's Protectorate, 1655-1658

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This resource is a worksheet/booklet intended to recap the later years of Cromwell’s Protectorate, from the beginning of the Rule of the Major Generals until the end of the Kingship Crisis and Humble Petition and Advice for students who completed this topic during lockdown. It contains simplified information and a few short tasks to check learning. Related to AQA Unit 1D - Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy.
KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Political and Religious rivalry - England and Spain
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KS4 - GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Political and Religious rivalry - England and Spain

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This lesson is based on a booklet and PPT helping students to understand different aspects of rivalry between England and Spain. A starter activity based on a practice exam question recaps on Elizabeth's foreign policy decisions to provide context and various activities throughout the lesson and booklet help students to understand key turning points such as the Spanish Fury and the Pacification of Ghent. A final activity asks students to create a graph using evidence to reflect on the relationship between England and Spain over time. This lesson would be straight forward to differentiate further if needed.
KS5 - James I and Charles I - Belief, Personality and the Royal Courts
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KS5 - James I and Charles I - Belief, Personality and the Royal Courts

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This whole lesson resource will support units, including AQA Unit 1D, studying James I and Charles I. The PPT and booklet talk students through the significance of the royal courts whilst providing examples of historiography, questions and a sorting task to further their understanding. This is then applied by completing a Venn Diagram based on a task which asks students to move around the room - all resources included. Teacher answers to the initial card sort included. Very concise and informative - accessible to all.
KS4 - Early Elizabethan England - Society and Government
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KS4 - Early Elizabethan England - Society and Government

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Use this whole lesson resource to introduce students to Elizabethan society and government. Varied activities included to maintain engagement and increase understanding - card sort, tables, questions etc. Lesson finished with an exam-type question and brief guide. MUST BE USED WITH PEARSON ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND BOOK - one activity depends on this.
Teaching and Learning Support - Differentiation and Sustainable Resources
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Teaching and Learning Support - Differentiation and Sustainable Resources

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This PPT provides various different examples of activities that can be easily differentiated and re-used across different classes and key stages. This is to promote high quality teaching and show how good techniques and tasks are transferable. This would be useful as whole staff training, NQT sessions or for those looking to add quality and variety to their lessons.
KS5 - AQA Unit 2D - Stuart Britain - The Exclusion Crisis - Intro and Revision
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KS5 - AQA Unit 2D - Stuart Britain - The Exclusion Crisis - Intro and Revision

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These resources provide students with an overview of the Exclusion Crisis - why it occurred, different sides and arguments etc. The booklet includes information and different tasks so that students can engage and apply the new information. TWO ACTIVITIES RELATE TO THE OXFORD AQA HISTORY UNIT 2D BOOK. The rest are linked to the activity booklet or PPT. Great for teaching first time or for revision.
AQA KS5 Revision Checklist - Question based - Unit 1D Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy, 1603-1702
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AQA KS5 Revision Checklist - Question based - Unit 1D Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy, 1603-1702

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This is a thorough checklist covering all of the content of the Y12 and Y13 Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy 1603-1702. The format is based on questioning students so that they have to find out the information that they need rather than providing them with a description of events. My students have responded very positively to this extra challenge. In addition there is a column for students to tick completed sections that they have revised but an additional column to say whether they are confident or not with the topic. This has been used to highlight areas of whole class revision. Can be used with Y12 and Y13 classes.
AQA Unit 1D - Recap on The Rump Parliament, 1649-1653
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AQA Unit 1D - Recap on The Rump Parliament, 1649-1653

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This resource is a worksheet/booklet intended to recap the action of the Rump Parliament from 1649-1653 for students who completed this topic during lockdown. It contains simplified information and a few short tasks to check learning. Related to AQA Unit 1D - Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy.
Edexcel History GCSE - Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
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Edexcel History GCSE - Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots

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THIS RESOURCE RELATES TO THE PEARSON EDEXCEL 9-1 ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND BOOK. This lesson begins with a challenging starter activity to get students to consider what they have learnt about Elizabethan England so far - low, high and challenging questions used for a differentiated approach. This could be widened into a main activity for revision at a later point. Guided questions help students to explore Mary's execution and the work of Francis Walsingham.
KS4 GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Why did the Spanish Armada fail?
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KS4 GCSE History - Elizabethan England - Why did the Spanish Armada fail?

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This lesson focuses on the reasons behind the failure of the Armada. In order to make the information concise a booklet has been created to guide students through the information in a relevant and interesting way, i.e. cloze exercises, source analysis, card sorts. Answers to card sort activities provided and differentiation in terms of how many cards match each heading. Further differentiation would be very straightforward if needed. This lesson links to the relevant section in the new Edexcel 9-1 GCSE.
KS4 - History GCSE - Elizabethan England - Rivalry between England and Spain
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KS4 - History GCSE - Elizabethan England - Rivalry between England and Spain

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This lesson overviews the emerging rivalry between England and Spain with a focus on commercial rivalry and the work of Francis Drake. All information needed is on the PPT or handout. Various activities included to ensure engagement and appeal to learners such as creating a timeline, cloze activities etc. A practice exam question included as a plenary with planning support.
KS3 Wordsearches
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KS3 Wordsearches

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This is a selection of 8 wordsearches covering various KS3 topics. They could be used as a bell task, starter or extension task. To make the wordsearches more complex students could then be asked to define the words they have found or use them in their historical context.
Behaviour Management Basics
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Behaviour Management Basics

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This resource is intended to be a brief overview for new or developing staff about some techniques or things to consider which will help them to implement positive behaviour management in their lessons.
Staff Exam Analysis Feedback Support
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Staff Exam Analysis Feedback Support

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This resource asks questions which enable staff to consider their exam results, how to spot trends and make positive steps forward. This could be completed during a departmental exam analysis session with discussion or individually.