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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 starters/plenaries and revision

AQA 8145 Health and the People starters/plenaries and revision

Pack containing a variety of starter/plenary activities to use with GCSE students in the build up to exams or interleaving key knowledge throughout the linear course. Activities include 3,2,1 starters, anagrams, links for learning and starter for 10 recap questions. Challenge questions also built in to stretch and challenge learners.
LauraMeadowcroft
AQA 8145 - The Globe historic environment pack

AQA 8145 - The Globe historic environment pack

6 lesson sequence on The Globe Theatre historic environment. The lessons explore the general role of the theatre before focusing on The Globe and its importance in Elizabethan society and the changes it represents. The learning sequence culminates in essay planning a practice answer to a sample question and includes a model response.
LauraMeadowcroft
AQA 8145 Elizabethan England revision starter/plenary collection

AQA 8145 Elizabethan England revision starter/plenary collection

A collection of resources focusing on reviewing key content/themes of the AQA 8145 Elizabethan unit. Resources include starter for 10 recap quizzes, anagrams, link sheets and a revision grid with lots of activities for pupils to individually work through. Useful for revision pre-exam or for interleaving of content throughout the year.
LauraMeadowcroft
AQA 8145 - The Globe historic environment pack

AQA 8145 - The Globe historic environment pack

6 lesson sequence on The Globe Theatre historic environment. The lessons explore the general role of the theatre before focusing on The Globe and its importance in Elizabethan society and the changes it represents. The learning sequence culminates in essay planning a practice answer to a sample question and includes a model response.
LauraMeadowcroft
AQA 8145 Hardwick Hall historic environment enquiry full 6 lesson pack

AQA 8145 Hardwick Hall historic environment enquiry full 6 lesson pack

AQA 8145 6 complete lessons covering the historic site investigation. L31 - comprises and introduction to Elizabethan Manor house and investigation on typical features L32 - focuses on Hardwick Hall itself and comparison to "typical" manor houses. L33 and 34 - Carousel activity using AQA sources investigating hard wick hall with source evaluation grid for individual students L35 and 36 - application of learning to explore what changes Hardwick Hall represents (group activity), essay style question (frame and mark scheme attached). All of these lesosns build towards preparing students for the Historic environment question
LauraMeadowcroft
AQA 8145 Elizabeth revision materials

AQA 8145 Elizabeth revision materials

Revision resources focusing on how to structure and answer each question style. each resource models the structure, how to answer the question and then provides students with a variety of questions to plan/attempt.
LauraMeadowcroft
AQA 8145 - Elizabeth - A study of the Globe two lesson sequence - Globe historic environment

AQA 8145 - Elizabeth - A study of the Globe two lesson sequence - Globe historic environment

Third and fourth lesson in The Globe historic environment series The lesson starts with an introduction to the Globe for pupils to read through. The video then explores the Globe with an accompanying video note sheet. Pupils then need a copy of the AQA resource source booklet on The Globe to analyse ONE source each - they will then feedback as a group. The lesson concludes with pupils listing what the Globe tells them about Elizabethan society and then a taboo plenary - the focus on society will be built on in the next lesson.
LauraMeadowcroft
AQA 8145 - The Abyssinian Crisis 2 lessons

AQA 8145 - The Abyssinian Crisis 2 lessons

For AQA 8145 conflict and tension, 1919-39 Two lesson sequence exploring the events and impact of the Abyssinian Crisis on the League of Nations. Lesson 1 introduces the crisis with a video, and has a 'symbol' poster task included to consolidate the key facts. Lesson 2 focuses on the impact of the crisis, linking Manchuria and Abyssinia together then analysing the impact Abyssinia had on the failure of the League
LauraMeadowcroft
How much change did the Normans bring to England - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145

How much change did the Normans bring to England - KS3 suitable for AQA 8145

*Eleventh lesson in the scheme - how the Normans changed England * Lesson exploring the extent of change brought to medieval England under the Normans. Video starter introduces the key changes made, paired card sort - change and continuity leads to completion of Venn diagram (attached at end of PPT), judgement on the most significant change, summary answer to how far the Normans changed England, plenary reviewing different groups in society and how far their lives changed. NB: Assessment GCSE write an account question plan attached for completion next lesson
LauraMeadowcroft
AQA 8145 Elizabeth - Hardwick Hall review lesson (pre-exam)

AQA 8145 Elizabeth - Hardwick Hall review lesson (pre-exam)

Lesson reviewing key content and linked to exam skills for Hardwick Hall. Recap starter on Hardwick, use of diagram to define how Hardwick is a "typical" manor house, card sort matching key features to key changes (e.g. rise of the Gentry), use of the cards to create PEE points linked to the 16 mark essay question, model paragraphs linked in to show use of PEEEE skills, post-it plenary writing criteria to the 16 mark essay question.
LauraMeadowcroft
AQA 8145 - Significance of the NHS

AQA 8145 - Significance of the NHS

AQA 8145 - Analysis of the NHS with focus on benefits and negatives. Introductory video and details on Beveridge Report, table analysing the successes and failures and analysis of impact in relation to previous liberal reforms.
LauraMeadowcroft
Slavery - the middle passage

Slavery - the middle passage

Exploration of the journey over the Atlantic. Recap starter and source analysis to explore the middle passage. Video note sheet to accompany Roots (on youtube), summary post-it note plenary.
LauraMeadowcroft
The Harrying of the North - KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145

The Harrying of the North - KS3 but also suitable for AQA 8145

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.
LauraMeadowcroft