History: Teaching & Learning Resources

The world of History covers a wide range of topics and students will delve into the skills needed for historical research, analysis, and evaluation as taught through a range of engaging and challenging lessons for students.

A Level, AQA, Edexcel, OCR, GCSE, KS3 and more…

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Welcome to our History Teaching Resources page, offering an array of high-quality resources designed to enrich and elevate your history lessons. We recognise the significance of providing engaging resources that promote critical thinking skills while instilling in students a passion for history and its complexity. Our carefully curated library provides a range of lesson plans, multimedia presentations, primary source documents, and interactive activities designed to assist teachers with providing engaging history instruction. No matter if it is ancient civilisations, pivotal events, or social changes – our History Teaching Resources provide all of the tools and support required for creating lifelong learners in your students. Unleash endless potential as you navigate our extensive collection of resources – take history teaching to new heights!

135 resources available in the following categories:

GCSE (9-1)
AQA, Edexcel, OCR A, OCR B

KS3

A Level
AQA, Edexcel, OCR

Students will be afforded the opportunity to explore History outside of the classroom with trips designed to inspire students with the past and it has shaped the world we know today.

Years 7 & 8

In the first 2 years, 7 & 8, students are taken on a journey through British history, starting with the Romans in year 7 to introduce students to the basic historical skills of analysis, and evaluating chronological events and skills. Students explore Medieval England for the remainder of the 7th year. Year 8 is where students explore key areas of British History like the Tudors, the English Civil War, and the British Empire. Assessments are every half term via exams or essays on coursework and with several written projects during the year.

Year 9 – Transition Year

Students will explore events of the Twentieth Century during this academic year and develop skills for researching historical events like WWI, WWII, the Russian Revolution, and Cold War. Furthermore, each student will enjoy visits to either Imperial War Museum in London or WWI Battlefields in France during this journey.

As before students will be evaluated in the same manner as in years 7 & 8. 

Years 10 & 11

The GCSE coursework in History covers the following topics, Crime & Punishment in Britain, The Cold War, Superpower Relations, Elizabeth I and The Civil Rights Movement in the USA, and the Vietnam War. Students further develop their historical skills in analyzing and interrogating historical evidence and understanding the interpretations of others. The lesson plan is designed to prepare students for the vast content and revision skills needed for the successful completion of the course. Students can choose from a Cold War tour in Berlin or a Jack the Ripper Walking Tour for a deeper exploration of history.

Students are examined throughout the two years with mock exams and topical tests as well as homework practical projects. The study of History gives students the skills for the real world like organization, research, and analysis as well as communication.

Sixth Form

A-Level History is very popular for students that want to further their studies in history. During the A-Level coursework, students cover four units – Communist China, Communist Russia, and Changing Nature of British Warfare and coursework investigation into the Holocaust. Skills that students develop are debate and investigation, interpreting questions, and sustaining an argument.

  • What are History Teaching Resources?

    History Teaching Resources are an ideal way for students to expand their understanding of global history over the ages. From Key Stage 3 up through A Level and beyond, these materials provide detailed accounts of important events from throughout time.

    As for resources at Key Stage 3 level, there is an abundance of both online and physical options catering to this age group, including books specifically written for teaching this subject matter in school. Furthermore, numerous websites as well as downloadable packs allow teachers access to revision guides, practice questions and worksheets covering everything from Stone Age history up through WW2.

    At GCSE level, students benefit from abundant resources tailored to the curriculum of various examining boards like AQA, Edexcel and OCR. Utilizing these materials allows for efficient exam practice under realistic exam conditions; additionally, there are often marking schemes available that enable teachers and tutors to evaluate student work effectively while giving expert feedback during exam grading.

    Students moving on to A-Levels often find the transition challenging due to the complex nature of certain subjects like Politics or History which require both factual knowledge and analytical insight - additional support may therefore be required outside school boundaries; books provide essential reading material while documentaries give visual demonstrations providing more depth than initially apparent - invaluable research information may often be found online through university websites or scholar collections…

    Overall there is an abundant range of interactive history resources out there which offer something useful for every teacher - be it engaging your class more actively or helping your students prepare for exams!