Pearson have now released draft chapters for their new GCSE book for the 2016 specification. You can find it here
Useful set of free resources on this topic is available here
This SHP option, offered by Edexcel only, builds on the success of the A2 paper for which colleges such as Frome Community College have created some excellent resources. For materials on the Crimean, Boer and First World War go to their site Edexcel have produced their own scheme of work which might serve as a helpful reference point for planning and developing your own lessons. As I observe more live lessons I will naturally post the best practice I have seen as soon as possible. Mark Battye the energetic subject officer for Edexcel history now runs a forum on which he has posted several invaluable documents for schools to use as the plan for the new course which started in September 2009. Here is the link to sample activities from the Teacher’s guide.
Victory at last in the battle to identify Bosworth Field (The Times 29.10.09)
The discovery of lead musket shot and cannonballs helps to identify the site after 500 years of uncertainty.