Key stage 5 history
This section of the site has been updated to match the current requirements of the new AS and A2 courses. You will see that it has been sub-divided into 5 parts. The first is a rich array of outstanding lessons and smart tasks to both improve the quality of students’ learning and to enliven your teaching. The second looks at planning from two perspectives: the traditional, from the teachers’ perspective – what we might call schemes of work; and more importantly from the students’ perspective showing what they need to do in advance, during, and after each session, planned over the entire module.
The Teaching section focuses on innovative and fit for purpose strategies, all based on what works. There follows a section on how to help students become more independent thinkers and learners. The section on assessment and progression looks at transition from GCSE to AS as well as AS to A2 and features worked examples of markschemes and commentaries on students’ answers.
The final section on resources is self-explanatory. Our hope here is to bring more stimulating material into the sixth form classroom as an antidote to the formulaic ‘badged’ textbooks that have recently dominated. We also aim to provide a range of ‘oven-ready’ materials, textual and visual, for which we have obtained copyright for you to download. This will allow you broaden your range well beyond what the standard textbooks can offer.