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I am an Assistant Headteacher and Acting Curriculum Leader of Humanities at a large, mixed 11-18 comprehensive school in Slough, UK. I am currently teaching the new AQA GCSE, AS/A-Level and I have been an exam marker for the new GCSE. I have been an examiner for AQA for a number of years and I have attended numerous CPD that has given me a really sound insight into the demands and expectations of the new GCSE and AS/A-Level curriculum. If you have any questions or issues - Liam0001@aol.com!

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I am an Assistant Headteacher and Acting Curriculum Leader of Humanities at a large, mixed 11-18 comprehensive school in Slough, UK. I am currently teaching the new AQA GCSE, AS/A-Level and I have been an exam marker for the new GCSE. I have been an examiner for AQA for a number of years and I have attended numerous CPD that has given me a really sound insight into the demands and expectations of the new GCSE and AS/A-Level curriculum. If you have any questions or issues - Liam0001@aol.com!
*Updated* The Historic Environment - Pevensey Castle

*Updated* The Historic Environment - Pevensey Castle

Updated *Owing to marking the 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: British Depth Studies: Norman England, c1066–c1100 - The Normans: Conquest and Control -An Introductory Lesson- Describe Pevensey Castle. Explain the features and functions of Pevensey Castle. Lesson Objective: to what extent does the study of Pevensey Castle reflect Norman attitudes?
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*Updated* Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth

*Updated* Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority Describe the life of Oliver Cromwell. Explain how and why Oliver Cromwell is significant in English history. Lesson Objective: to what extent has the significance of Oliver Cromwell changed throughout history?
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*Updated* AQA GCSE History Revision Guide - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority

*Updated* AQA GCSE History Revision Guide - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. Revision guide for the new AQA GCSE History specification Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day. The revision guide specifically focuses on part two: Challenging Royal Authority. The topics considered are: • Popular uprisings against the Crown: the social, economic, religious and political causes of the Pilgrimage of Grace; the implications for royal authority; Henry VIII and his government’s reaction and the impact of the uprising. • Divine Right and parliamentary authority: the causes of the English Revolution; the New Model Army and the development of political radicalism during the Civil War era; the short and long-term impact of the English Revolution, including the significance of trial and execution of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth. • Royal authority and the right to representation: the causes of the American Revolution including the relationship between the government and people; impact and significance of the American Revolution.
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*Updated* Hamilton the Musical and the Short-Term and Long-Term Causes of the American Revolution

*Updated* Hamilton the Musical and the Short-Term and Long-Term Causes of the American Revolution

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority Describe the cause of the American Revolution. Explain how and why conflict erupted between the British government and the thirteen colonies. Lesson Objective: what was the most important cause of the American Revolution?
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*Updated* Britain: Power and the People: Part Two - Challenging Royal Authority: Assessment

*Updated* Britain: Power and the People: Part Two - Challenging Royal Authority: Assessment

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority • Popular uprisings against the Crown: the social, economic, religious and political causes of the Pilgrimage of Grace; the implications for royal authority; Henry VIII and his government’s reaction and the impact of the uprising. • Divine Right and parliamentary authority: the causes of the English Revolution; the New Model Army and the development of political radicalism during the Civil War era; the short and long-term impact of the English Revolution, including the significance of trial and execution of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth. • Royal authority and the right to representation: the causes of the American Revolution including the relationship between the government and people; impact and significance of the American Revolution.
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*Updated* AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority

*Updated* AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority. • Popular uprisings against the Crown: the social, economic, religious and political causes of the Pilgrimage of Grace; the implications for royal authority; Henry VIII and his government’s reaction and the impact of the uprising. • Divine Right and parliamentary authority: the causes of the English Revolution; the New Model Army and the development of political radicalism during the Civil War era; the short and long-term impact of the English Revolution, including the significance of trial and execution of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth. • Royal authority and the right to representation: the causes of the American Revolution including the relationship between the government and people; impact and significance of the American Revolution.
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*Updated* The Causes of the English Civil War

*Updated* The Causes of the English Civil War

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority Describe the causes of the English Civil War. Explain how and why the English Civil War started. Lesson Objective: what was the most important cause of the English Civil War?
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*Updated* The Events of the English Civil War and the Role of the New Model Army

*Updated* The Events of the English Civil War and the Role of the New Model Army

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority Describe the different sides of the English Civil War. Explain the key events of the English Civil War. Lesson Objective: to what extent was the New Model Army responsible for the outcome of the English Civil War?
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*Updated* The Significance of Trial and Execution of King Charles I

*Updated* The Significance of Trial and Execution of King Charles I

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority Describe the execution of King Charles I. Explain why King Charles I was executed… Lesson Objective: how significant was the execution of King Charles I on changing the balance of power and authority in England?
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*Updated* Christians and Religion in Nazi Germany

*Updated* Christians and Religion in Nazi Germany

Updated *Owing to marking the 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Germany, 1890–1945 - Democracy and Dictatorship Describe the actions that the Nazis took to control the Christian Church. Explain the consequences for Nazi influence on the Christian Church. Lesson Objective: to what extent did the Christian Church fall under Nazi control?
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*Updated* Henry VIII, Tudor England and 'The Great Matter'

*Updated* Henry VIII, Tudor England and 'The Great Matter'

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority Describe the problems Henry VIII had during his reign. Explain why the monasteries were useful to Henry VIII. Lesson Objective: how far did the reign of Henry VIII change the dynamic of power between state and Church?
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*Updated* The Causes of the Pilgrimage of Grace

*Updated* The Causes of the Pilgrimage of Grace

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority Describe the Pilgrimage of Grace. Explain why King Henry VIII faced a popular uprising in 1536. Lesson Objective: what was the main cause of the Pilgrimage of Grace?
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*Updated* The Impact of the Pilgrimage of Grace and Popular Uprising

*Updated* The Impact of the Pilgrimage of Grace and Popular Uprising

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority Describe the Pilgrimage of Grace. Explain how and why the Pilgrimage of Grace is significant. Lesson Objective: to what extent did the Pilgrimage of Grace change the balance of power in England?
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*Updated* Hamilton the Musical and the Impact of the American Revolution

*Updated* Hamilton the Musical and the Impact of the American Revolution

Updated *Owing to marking the Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section A: Thematic Studies 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to the Present Day - Part Two: Challenging Royal Authority Describe the impact of the American Revolution. Explain how and why the American Revolution has consequences on Britain and the world. Lesson Objective: to what extent did the American Revolution change the balance of power in Britain?
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*Updated*  The Origins of the Cold War - Revision Resources

*Updated* The Origins of the Cold War - Revision Resources

Updated *Owing to marking the 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945–1972 - The Origins of the Cold War • The end of the Second World War: Yalta and Potsdam Conferences; the division of Germany; contrasting attitudes and ideologies of the USA and the USSR, including the aims of Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt, Attlee and Truman; effect of the dropping of the atom bomb on post-war superpower relations. • The Iron Curtain and the evolution of East-West rivalry: Soviet expansion in East Europe; US policies; the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan, their purpose and Stalin’s reaction; Cominform; Comecon; Yugoslavia; the Berlin Blockade and Airlift.
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*Updated* Alternative Medicine, Public Health and the Changing Nature of Modern Medicine

*Updated* Alternative Medicine, Public Health and the Changing Nature of Modern Medicine

Updated *Owing to marking the Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day - Modern Medicine Describe the challenges of Twenty-First Century medicine. Explain why modern medicine has either continued or changed from the Medieval Period. Lesson Objective: how far has medicine changed since the Medieval Period?
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*Updated* Aneurin Bevan, William Beveridge, the NHS and the Welfare State

*Updated* Aneurin Bevan, William Beveridge, the NHS and the Welfare State

Updated *Owing to marking the Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day - Modern Medicine Describe the history of the NHS. Explain the viewpoints about the NHS. Lesson Objective: to what extent is the NHS still a necessity in British society?
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*Updated* AQA GCSE History: Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day - Modern Medicine

*Updated* AQA GCSE History: Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day - Modern Medicine

Updated *Owing to marking the Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day - Modern Medicine • Modern treatment of disease: the development of the pharmaceutical industry; penicillin, its discovery by Fleming, its development; new diseases and treatments, antibiotic resistance; alternative treatments. • The impact of war and technology on surgery: plastic surgery; blood transfusions; X-rays; transplant surgery; modern surgical methods, including lasers, radiation therapy and keyhole surgery. • Modern public health: the importance of Booth, Rowntree, and the Boer War; the Liberal social reforms; the impact of two world wars on public health, poverty and housing; the Beveridge Report and the Welfare State; creation and development of the National Health Service; costs, choices and the issues of healthcare in the 21st century.
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*Updated* Charles Booth, Seebohm Rowntree, Maud Pember Reeves and Twentieth Century Public Health

*Updated* Charles Booth, Seebohm Rowntree, Maud Pember Reeves and Twentieth Century Public Health

Updated *Owing to marking the Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day - Modern Medicine Describe the work of Charles Booth, Seebohm Rowntree and Maud Pember Reeves. Explain the cause and consequence of Edwardian poverty. Lesson Objective: how far can comparisons be drawn between Edwardian Britain and Twenty-First Century poverty?
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*Updated* The Liberal Government and Twentieth Century Public Health Reforms

*Updated* The Liberal Government and Twentieth Century Public Health Reforms

Updated *Owing to marking the Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day - Modern Medicine Describe the reforms of the Liberal Government in the early Twentieth Century. Explain the consequences of the liberal reforms. Lesson Objective: to what extent did the reforms of the Liberal Government improve public health?
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*Updated* The Development of Drugs and Treatment in Britain

*Updated* The Development of Drugs and Treatment in Britain

Updated *Owing to marking the Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day 2018 summer examination series for AQA, all of my resources have been amended and updated for students studying the AQA GCSE History syllabus. AQA GCSE History: Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the Present Day - Modern Medicine Describe the development of drugs and treatment since 1945. Explain how these developments have been affected by a variety of factors. Lesson Objective: how far has medicine developed in the Twentieth Century?
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