History GCSE

French Revolution-what do the 1793 playing cards tell us?

Interesting new lesson on using 12 colourful playing cards to encourage students to work out what mattered most to the revolutionaries in 1793. Having had the analysis of one card modelled for them , students work collaboratively to decode the eleven others, each group working...
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10 top ways to improve learning in history and GCSE results

10 top ways of raising standards in GCSE history 1. Focus each lesson/series of lessons around an enquiry question(s) showing how this relates to GCSE style questions that have occurred or might appear on the paper 2. Motivate students of all abilities with varied and interesting activities,...
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Will history GCSE results drop this summer?

OFQUAL has warned that tough new GCSEs in history and English literature will hit pupils’ grades this summer. In a letter to the exam boards, Ofqual said work to “strengthen” the qualifications could lead to “more variation in individual schools’ results”. The number of teenagers gaining top...
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