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My resources are mainly GCSE and A-Level history and politics revision resources. I also have essay writing guides specifically tailored to the history A-Level essay format, but could be adapted to apply to other forms of extended writing.

My resources are mainly GCSE and A-Level history and politics revision resources. I also have essay writing guides specifically tailored to the history A-Level essay format, but could be adapted to apply to other forms of extended writing.
Henry VIII Revision Notes
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Henry VIII Revision Notes

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This is a detailed set of revision notes for students studying Henry VIII, which can be used for students at KS3, GCSE and A-Level. Each set of notes includes dates, facts, events and impacts, as well as relevant essay questions. This is a detailed timeline of the events of the Break with Rome under Henry VIII. It includes key dates, people, acts and developments regarding Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon. Notes on the dissolution of the monasteries, looking at context, causes, events and impacts of the dissolution. Notes on the Pilgrimage of Grace, including the Lincoln Rising, the Yorkshire Rising and the Bigod Rising. Notes on the development of factions in Henry VIII’s court, focusing on the 1540s in particular, with the fall of Cromwell and the rise of the Conservative faction. Notes on Henry’s foreign policy, focusing on the relationship with France, the Habsburg Empire and Scotland. Includes an introduction to the key individuals (Francis I and Charles V). Notes on Tudor systems of government: the Privy Council, Parliament and the Legal System. Content quiz on Henry VIII. Useful for revising dates and key facts.
Political Ideology Revision Notes
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Political Ideology Revision Notes

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Detailed mind maps with the key information for conservatism, liberalism and socialism. Each page includes key aspects, variations and key thinkers. It was designed as a revision resource for A level politics exams. It also works well as an introduction to political ideology for GCSE and A-Level students studying history, citizenship and politics. It works well as a complementary handout to a lesson and each mind map can either be used as a set or individually. I’ve found that students respond well to this type detailed, bright revision resource.
West Germany Revision
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West Germany Revision

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Detailed notes on West Germany that can be used as a teaching tool or revision exercise for GCSE or A-Level history students. Timeline of West Germany: detailed timeline of political developments in West Germany Chancellor’s of Germany: breakdown of each Chancellor of West Germany, with key policies and impact. Role of Women: looks at how the role of women developed over the twentieth century in West Germany.
Korea and Vietnam Revision
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Korea and Vietnam Revision

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Detailed revision notes on the Korean and Vietnam wars. Suitable as a revision tool for history students studying the Cold War, Conflict in Asia, or US foreign policy at either GCSE or A-Level.
Great Leap Forward Revision
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Great Leap Forward Revision

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Detailed mind-maps on the Great Leap Forward. Includes details of key people, events and impact. Great as a revision handout for students studying communism in China at either GCSE or A-Level.
Sino-Soviet Relations Revision
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Sino-Soviet Relations Revision

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An excellent revision resource outlining Sino-Soviet relations under Mao. It can be used by students studying either the Soviet Union or Mao’s China at GCSE or A-Level.
Reformation Europe Revision
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Reformation Europe Revision

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Detailed mind-maps on the Reformation in Europe, detailing the key people and countries involved. These mind-maps are a good revision resource for history students at either GCSE or A-level.
Early Modern Spain Revision
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Early Modern Spain Revision

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A set of four mind-maps focusing on early modern Spain (15th - 18th Century). Includes a family tree of the Spanish Monarchy, revision on Popes and their reforms, the Spanish Conquests and the Spanish Inquisition. Excellent as a handout for students studying early modern history at either GCSE or A-Level.
Breadth Overview of WW1 and Versailles
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Breadth Overview of WW1 and Versailles

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These mind-maps cover the origins of World War 1, the events of WW1, the Versailles Settlement and Society in Culture in Inter-War Europe. They are useful to students studying contemporary Britain in breadth and are a great revision resource that can be used for either GCSE or A-Level.
Understanding the Questions in Essays
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Understanding the Questions in Essays

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This is a great activity I use with A-Level history students who struggle to understand what they’re being asked to write about in essays and in the exam questions. The activity is designed to get students thinking about the topic and style of question and to get them into the practice of breaking down the question so that it doesn’t seem as difficult and complicated. The example essay questions are all past paper questions from various A-Level History exams.
Social Movements in Post War Britain
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Social Movements in Post War Britain

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Detailed revision notes on the development of Social Movements in Post-War Britain. These can be used as a context for a study of British political movements for Government and Politics students,. They can also be used for history students studying post-war Britain. They are aimed at A-Level History and Government and Politics students, but can be adapted for younger audiences. These notes cover the key concepts, events and ideas involved on each of these topics: Depoliticisation and Decline of Democracy Mass Affluence and the Welfare State New Social Movements and Post Materialism Conservatives and Social Action NGOs and Pressure Groups Identity Politics National, Transnational and Global Politics Race and Ethnicity Direct Action and DIY Politics
Key People in Mao's China
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Key People in Mao's China

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A great revision resource outlining the key people involved in Mao’s China. Each mind map looks at the key groups and individuals, with facts and information about each one. These can be used by either GCSE or A-Level history students studying communism in China.
Writing Essay Introductions Activity
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Writing Essay Introductions Activity

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This is a great resource for A-Level history students who need help structuring their introductions to essays and exam answers. It works really well as both a revision and skills-based lesson on writing. It is a great way of building confidence in writing by focusing on the essay in parts rather than as a larger entity.
Essay Writing Help -
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Essay Writing Help -

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This is a great resource that I use to help students think about their essays in more detail. It breaks down essays into four components; understanding the question, introductions, main body and conclusions. Each component has a how-to guide with tips and proposed structures, with detailed, high-level answer examples. There are tasks throughout to get students to engage with the material. This resource is aimed at A-Level history students, and can be applied to the essay questions on the exam too. It can be used as an essay-writing crash course, revision booklet or as an introduction to essays.
Introduction to Communism
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Introduction to Communism

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Detailed set of notes introducing the topic of communism. These can be used as an introduction to the topic, or as a revision tool for those studying communism in the USSR and China at either GCSE or A-Level. Introduction to Communism Brief History of Communism in China. The Cultural Revolution Establishment of Communism in Russia Stalin’s Russia
GCSE History Writing: Crash Course
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GCSE History Writing: Crash Course

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Advice and activities designed to improve writing technique for History GCSE exams. History Writing Crash Course: covers top tips and helpful hints to improve writing in history PEEL: looks at how to use the PEEL structure Removing Description: how to remove description from analytical history answers.
America in the 1920s and 30s
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America in the 1920s and 30s

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Detailed revision notes about America in the 1920s and 1930s, for GCSE history students. America in the 1920s - Overview The Great Society The New Deal
Fascist Italy Revision Notes
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Fascist Italy Revision Notes

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Detailed revision notes on Italy in the twentieth century that can be used as either a teaching resource or revision tool for GCSE or A-Level history students. Timeline of Italian Prime Ministers: Detailed breakdown of Italian Prime Ministers, detailing their policies, impact and political position. Fascist Italy Economic Policies Fascist Italy Social Policies Fascist Italy Foreign Policy Italy Revision Questions: essay questions on Italy as a foreign power. Content Quiz: can be used as a revision tool to remember dates and key facts about Italy and these revision notes.
Essay Help: Introductions
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Essay Help: Introductions

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This is an activity designed to help students struggling with how to structure introductions to essays. It includes four main elements, with two detailed examples and two activities. It works well for A-Level history students who are looking to build confidence in their essay writing.