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Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level History resources available for purchase and download. New Focus Education offer resources from a teacher with 10 years teaching experience, a track record of excellent outcomes and experience of leadership at several levels. The main focus is AQA 8145 and AQA A Level, with key stage three resources available with GCSE skills and requirements embedded throughout.

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Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level History resources available for purchase and download. New Focus Education offer resources from a teacher with 10 years teaching experience, a track record of excellent outcomes and experience of leadership at several levels. The main focus is AQA 8145 and AQA A Level, with key stage three resources available with GCSE skills and requirements embedded throughout.
AQA 8145 Health and the People Public Health Review
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AQA 8145 Health and the People Public Health Review

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Lesson reviewing the theme Public Health. The starter is a 3,2,1 knowledge recall task, leading to completion of a chart assessing public health from 1000-present day by categorising the evidence from the timeline into both themes and periods (medieval-modern). This leads into a challenge question assessing which development was the most helpful/most hindered public health. Pupils then write a judgement to a 16 mark question (governments most important factor) and the compare theirs to a model paragraph; annotating it showing strengths and weaknesses. The plenary is a ‘rolling revision’ - using dice to explain key knowledge to their partners.
AQA 8145 Kenilworth 2021 model answer
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AQA 8145 Kenilworth 2021 model answer

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A model answer for the 2021 historic environment site Kenilworth Castle. The answer focuses on the purpose for the redevelopment and rebuilding of Kenilworth Castle with the stem of the question focusing on marriage, with other factors analysed including legacy, new fashions and trends and royal progresses.
The return of the King - Charles II restoration
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The return of the King - Charles II restoration

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Lesson exploring the impact of Charles II's return to England and restoration. Focus on what the English would want after the death of Cromwell, reduction cartoon strip creation - only allowing 10 words per box to tell the story of the Restoration, exploration of Charles' reputation as 'the Merry Monarch' and finally hypothesising who would dislike the return of the monarchy.
Ghettos in the Holocaust
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Ghettos in the Holocaust

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Whiteboard starter, hyperlinked video showing the Warsaw ghetto, source analysis of images of the ghettos to build a picture of life there, use of "lessons from the Holocaust" DVD (on youtube also) and "describe" question on the ghettos, use of 'the Holocaust KS3' textbook to discuss morality of life in the ghettos, plenary link to ghettos and the final solution.
Slave resistance
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Slave resistance

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Lesson exploring how slaves resisted on plantations. Inference starter, two layers of inference sources linked to utility, card sort categorising passive and active resistance leading to an explanation judgement regarding the most successful forms of resistance.
AQA 8145 Kenilworth 2021 (historic environment) full lesson pack
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AQA 8145 Kenilworth 2021 (historic environment) full lesson pack

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Full bundle of complete lessons addressing the 2021 historic environment of Kenilworth Castle; including a model answer to the 16 mark essay question. The lessons assess initially the relationship between Dudley and Elizabeth, moving on to the various reasons for the redevelopment of Kenilworth (marriage, legacy, progresses, fashions, defense), culminating in a thematic study of Kenilworth and the planning of a practice 16 mark essay response.
AQA 8145 Kenilworth 2021 Knowledge Organiser
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AQA 8145 Kenilworth 2021 Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser for the 2021 historic environment Kenilworth Castle. Covers all the key content for students and links to the 7 lesson SOL giving students an overview of the motivations behind the redevelopment of Kenilworth, linked with the key design features.
AQA A Level Britain 1950-2007: Britain's entry into the EEC 1973-5
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AQA A Level Britain 1950-2007: Britain's entry into the EEC 1973-5

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Lesson exploring how Britain finally joined EEC: Recap relationship with Europe, watch video and consider mixed reaction of people in Britain to EEC (hyperlinked with timings), exploration of 1975 referendum judgement plenary explaining why membership occurred between 1971-5 but not before (opportunity for linking in themes).
AQA 8145 Conflict and tension in Asia: Why did the US lose the Vietnam War?
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AQA 8145 Conflict and tension in Asia: Why did the US lose the Vietnam War?

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Card starter categorising reasons for loss into either US failures or success of the VC, group information poster task on the relative significance of key factors (one factor per group: impact of My Lai, protest movement etc), mind map creation using the group posters, continuum group task on relative importance of factors to the US loss, individual judgement on the most significant factor, essay planning (optional) or essay homework and model answer built in: “The main reason that the USA failed to win the war in Vietnam was the tactics of the Vietcong”. How far do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. (16 marks + 4 SPaG)
AQA 8145 - Health and the People: Why is the NHS so significant?
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AQA 8145 - Health and the People: Why is the NHS so significant?

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Starter exploring exisiting knowledge of the NHS, hyperlinked video on what the NHS is (make notes), Beveridge report hand out and answers to questions, hyperlinked video of impact of NHS, comparison of benefits/issues of NHS (using photocopy of Oxford AQA book pp. 82-83, voting slip plenary comparing NHS to other liberal reforms - allows direct comparison and judgement on which was most successful.
AQA 8145 Conflict in Asia - who were the Vietcong?
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AQA 8145 Conflict in Asia - who were the Vietcong?

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Lesson exploring who the Vietcong were, their aims and why people supported them. Video starter introduces the VC; the next activity focuses on the impact of Le Duan’s report to Ho Chi Minh; pupils use the hand out to explain why people supported the VC and finally explore what guerrilla tactics were and why they would work (more detail is explored in a alter lesson).
Why did the peasants revolt in 1381?
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Why did the peasants revolt in 1381?

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Eight lesson in the scheme - how was the power of the monarch challenged in medieval England? Lesson exploring the causes of the Peasants’ Revolt. Speech bubble starter recaps how peasants felt by 1381, differing interpretations activity linked to AQA 8145 criteria, video introducing the revolt leading to a thematic categorisation activity of the reasons for the revolt, group task arguing ONE of the main causes of the revolt leading to presentation of their arguments and a summary answer on the most important cause of the revolt. Finally, a post-it plenary allows assessment of pupils judgements on the causes of the revolt
AQA 7042 Britain 2S - Race relations and tolerance by 1997
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AQA 7042 Britain 2S - Race relations and tolerance by 1997

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Lesson exploring the extent of multiculturalism and tolerance by 1997. The starter explores the case of Stephen Lawrence and considers what it shows about the extent of multiculturalism in Britain. Using Oxford AQA textbook students create a table showing progress and limitations in race relations by 1997. Students then debate the extent of tolerance in Britain utlising talk tokens, leading to a written judgement on the extent of tolerance and multiculturalism. This leads to a judgement line assessing the extent of tolerance - linking to the L4 and L5 criteria of the mark scheme.
The Harrying of the North - KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145
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The Harrying of the North - KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145

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First lesson of the scheme - changes made by the Normans to England Lesson exploring the Harrying of the North. Decision making starter on views of William, source carousel/investigation of the events/actions and results of the rebellion, discussion on how the Harrying helped William, leading to a 4 mark describe GCSE style question, interpretation plenary.