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I have a wealth of resources that are aimed primarily at KS4 and KS5; however, there are some useful KS3 tasks that have been uploaded this year. Topics at KS5 include: Russia and its Rulers, 1855-1941; Later Tudors, 1547-1603; Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries; Italian Unification, 1830-1870; and Germany, 1890-1990. As well as History, I also have a few resources relating to Geography and ICT that some users may find helpful.

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I have a wealth of resources that are aimed primarily at KS4 and KS5; however, there are some useful KS3 tasks that have been uploaded this year. Topics at KS5 include: Russia and its Rulers, 1855-1941; Later Tudors, 1547-1603; Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries; Italian Unification, 1830-1870; and Germany, 1890-1990. As well as History, I also have a few resources relating to Geography and ICT that some users may find helpful.
Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Several resources relevant to the OCR A Level unit, Popular Culture and the Witchcraze. Included are revision diagrams, worksheets, maps, tables and graphs that cover both popular culture and the witch-hunts. These resources will supplement work from the Access to History textbook, which is needed to complete some of the note-taking activities. These resources are primarily for use as revision aids and possible homework/class activities. As this is a new specification there are no stand-alone units of work out there; however, I hope these resources help!
PaulMid
Later Tudors OCR

Later Tudors OCR

Detailed resources covering the entire OCR unit! Various resources covering the required content for OCR's Later Tudors unit including a detailed Scheme of Work. Included are worksheets, revision aids, diagrams and detailed handouts. Topics covered include religion, foreign policy and social unrest in the reigns of Edward, Mary and Elizabeth. (N.B. I have included Elizabethan foreign policy resources to enhance wider understanding, as this does not feature in the new spec).
PaulMid
History Department Displays

History Department Displays

Various display ideas that I have used to 'jazz up' the corridor. These have all been positively received by my students; they absolutely love the Historical Emojis competition! Any questions, let me know!
PaulMid
'Historical Heights' History Display

'Historical Heights' History Display

Various documents needed to create a 'Historical Heights' display for a History Department, as shown here: http://www.historyresourcecupboard.co.uk/interactive-wall-displays/ (a great idea that I nabbed for my school!) The display consists of several heads of historical figures in a line across the board; however, each head is positioned at the actual height they would have stood (5ft 5in, 6ft 2in etc.) Students love walking past and measuring themselves against Hitler, Queen Victoria etc. Included are several Historical heads, the names/heights, titles and a key for the side of the display. All that is needed are coloured strips that run vertically from the bottom of the display to the relevant head (see link). I used the coloured border rolls for these! Enjoy!
PaulMid
Key Stage 3 History Schemes of Work

Key Stage 3 History Schemes of Work

Detailed and comprehensive schemes of work for KS3 History. The programme of study has been put together to satisfy government requirements and to reflect recent changes to GCSE/A Level. Included are learning objectives, lesson breakdowns, relevant resources and assessment ideas.
PaulMid
Stalin Takes Power: Timeline Activity

Stalin Takes Power: Timeline Activity

Students will examine a timeline of Stalin's rise to power and must answer relevant questions. This was intended for the AQA GCSE History B Topic: Stalin's Russia, 1924-1941; however, it can easily be adapted for any GCSE or A Level topic on Stalin's rise to power.
PaulMid
Tsarist Russia, 1855-1894

Tsarist Russia, 1855-1894

Various resources covering the period of reform and repression under Alexander II and III. Included are worksheets, revision aids and diagrams that explain emancipation, further reforms, industrialisation and the growth of opposition groups. These resources would be invaluable for anyone studying Tsarist Russia before 1894 and would also serve as a good introduction to the Russian Revolution.
PaulMid
ICT iGCSE Unit 1 Assessment

ICT iGCSE Unit 1 Assessment

A short 20 mark assessment for the CIE iGCSE ICT specification. Questions have all been previously included on CIE papers. This would be ideal for an end of unit assessment to test students' knowledge of the different types of computers/printers. Mark schemes can be found on the CIE website; however, all of the questions are relatively straight forward.
PaulMid
KS2/3 File Management Task

KS2/3 File Management Task

A basic file management task for KS2/KS3. Students have to follow a set of instructions to create/rename/delete folders. They can then be extended by encouraging them to copy/move folders around. These skills are essential in the first few weeks of term so that students keep their work areas tidy. The resource will need to be edited slightly to instruct students to create the folders in their relevant work areas.
PaulMid
Russian Civil War Activities

Russian Civil War Activities

Some basic activities to supplement your resources on the Russian Civil War. Included is a table outlining the main opposition groups facing the Bolsheviks - students are required to explain why each group were against the Red Army. Also included is a Diamond 9 exercise so that the students can rank the reasons based on importance as well as red strength/white weakness etc. A summary table is included to encourage the class to fully explain why each factor led to the Bolshevik Victory. These resources should be teamed up with maps/tables/charts to support visual learners.
PaulMid
AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Exam Pack

AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Exam Pack

This is a revision pack full of exam questions taken from text books, specimen papers and my own initiative. This is an essential resource for any student studying the new AQA GCSE History topic 'Britain: Health and the People'. The questions are divided up based on the 4 chronological sections of the course; there are questions of all types, including thematic questions. (***THESE SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS DEFINITE EXAMPLES OF EXAM QUESTIONS***)
PaulMid
Restoration England: Charles II Timeline

Restoration England: Charles II Timeline

An essential timeline for the new AQA GCSE topic: Restoration England, 1660-1685. Included are the key dates and events from the text book and from wider research (that top level students will be expected to carry out). This resource can be used for reference purposes, revision or mini tests in class time.
PaulMid
The Great Reform Act of 1832

The Great Reform Act of 1832

Resources relating to the Great Reform Act of 1832. These can be used as part of a wider unit of work on electoral reform (perhaps leading in to women's suffrage?) Included is a summary of the Great Reform Act; a task where pupils have to differentiate between the voting systems of 1830 and 1835; and a PowerPoint presentation for the lesson. Also referenced are two political cartoons that show a for/against view of reform. These should be printed out and distributed for pupils to analyse during the lesson. This is a great introduction to political cartoons, which are used extensively at GCSE.
PaulMid
AQA History GCSE: Restoration England - Exam Pack

AQA History GCSE: Restoration England - Exam Pack

A selection of exam questions based on the four chapters/sections of the Hodder Restoration England GCSE from AQA. Some of these have come from the specimen papers on the AQA website, whereas others have been created by me (DISCLAIMER: THESE QUESTIONS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS A PRECISE REFLECTION OF WHAT COULD COME UP IN THE EXAM!) I have also given examples based on the Royal Observatory Environment Study.
PaulMid
AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Penicillin

AQA GCSE History - Britain: Health and the People - Penicillin

These resources relate to the AQA GCSE History unit, Britain: Health and the People. Many of the tasks require the blue textbook from Hodder that accompanies the course. However, they can be adapted to suit other KS4 (or even KS3) topics on penicillin. Included is a PowerPoint presentation on Fleming’s discovery, along with suitable questions to be completed in class. The presentation ends with a primary source (available at WikiCommons) that I have adapted to suit the utility question found in Q1 of the GCSE exam.
PaulMid
Thomas Becket's Murder - Source Assessment

Thomas Becket's Murder - Source Assessment

Source assessment on the murder of Thomas Becket. Quite challenging for Yr 7 pupils, so I would recommend going through one/two sources in class using the Analysis/Evaluation template. Included is the set of 4 sources, a template and a marking grid (that can be adapted to various other assessments). This can be easily differentiated by offering fewer sources or adding more descriptions to the sources.
PaulMid
Russian Revolution - Dumas

Russian Revolution - Dumas

Materials relating to the Russian Dumas and political reform following the October Revolution. These will be useful for A Level students studying the Russian Revolution across all exam boards.
PaulMid
OCR A Level History: Russia, 1894-1941

OCR A Level History: Russia, 1894-1941

A revision table to be used in preparation for Qs 1a and 2a of the A Level Russia exam. This table lists some of the key topics that students may be given in the question; they must then list the factors involved in causing this event. Included is a set of possible factors that they may put for each section, although this is by no means comprehensive. They can then use this table for question practice, by choosing two of their factors and writing an answer comparing them.
PaulMid
Russia 1894-1941 Revision Dominoes

Russia 1894-1941 Revision Dominoes

A set of 22 revision dominoes for the OCR Russia course, 1894-1941. Can also be used for any course covering the fall of the Tsarist Regime, Lenin and Stalin. Really useful as a starter activity - hand one domino to each pupil and have them read out the date, this should start a chain reaction around the room. My class always want to beat their time! There are lots more dates and events that can be added; however, this is a useful starting point.
PaulMid
CIE iGCSE ICT Unit 4 Assessment - Networks

CIE iGCSE ICT Unit 4 Assessment - Networks

A short 20-mark assessment focusing on Unit 4 of the CIE iGCSE ICT specification (Networks). Questions range from one-mark match up questions to long-responses. This would be ideal as an end of unit assessment to test students knowledge, or in the lead up to the exam as revision. All questions have featured on past CIE papers (to which the questions are credited) and mark schemes can be found on the CIE website (however; all of the questions can be marked without the need for a mark scheme).
PaulMid
Elizabeth I - Northern Rebellion

Elizabeth I - Northern Rebellion

A handout on the Northern Rebellion and a map that plots the route taken by the rebels. This is useful material for all students covering the Later Tudor period and Elizabeth I, for instance the Triumph of Elizabeth AQA module. Please rate and comment, as all feedback is appreciated.
PaulMid
History Display: Historical Emojis (Complete Set)

History Display: Historical Emojis (Complete Set)

A complete set of 15 'Historical Emojis' - historical events told through the use of 6 emojis! This is a changeable, interactive display that has been a real hit at my school! Click on one of the resources to read the instructions of how it works!
PaulMid
Restoration England: Mock Exams

Restoration England: Mock Exams

This resource is intended for use with the new AQA GCSE unit: Restoration England, 1660-1685. Included are two sample mock exams that I have put together. I have not included questions on the Historical Site as this will change with each year; however, I have created two interpretation questions on the Fire and Plague that fit the model used by AQA. These mock exams can be used after one Half Term's worth of work. There is no coverage of Wars, Trade or Restoration Culture - these will need to be assessed towards the end of the course.
PaulMid
Restoration England: Land & Trade

Restoration England: Land & Trade

This resource is relevant to the new AQA GCSE specification on Restoration England, 1660-1685; however, it could be adapted for KS3 or A Level. A clear and simple labeled map of the key overseas locations featured in the new AQA specifications. Students will need to use their prior knowledge (or complete alongside the text book) to label each location and summarise its significance within the course. Each location was a key centre for trade or land; all locations have been explained in depth in the Hodder text book. This would be a great note taking exercise as the book tends to waffle slightly.
PaulMid