KS3

Want to continue your travels through time?  Then grab your passport and start your adventure.  Your challenge is to set off on 10 journeys through history.  Each time you complete a journey you need to note it down in your passport.  Tell us what you did, and then something about your trip.  It can be a fact you learnt or something you enjoyed.  If you complete 10 historical experiences then your teacher will reward you with a prize.

Here are some of the things that you could do to earn your stamps:

  • Read a historical book (visit the school library for a wide selection)
  • Watch a historical film (ask your teacher for recommendations if stuck)
  • Watch a documentary
  • Visit a historical site. (Museums, castles, palaces, monuments, churches and more)
  • Attend a lecture or listen to a podcast or speech
  • Build a model connected to a historical artefact or event
  • Speak to someone who has experienced a big event in history
  • Bake a recipe from the past (Rationing cook books are filled with ideas)
  • Take part in a re-enactment or watch from the side lines
  • Take part in a hobby popular in the past (Loom weaving)

To download your passport – please click here

KS4

Want to achieve the best grade possible at GCSE?  Here are a few simple ideas to do on top of the revision guide activities for your three exams. Revision guides will be issued to students throughout the year.

Edexcel:

Paper 1: Option 10: Crime and punishment in Britain , c1000-present and Whitechapel , c1870-1900: crime policing and the inner city

Paper 2: Option 27: Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 and Early Elizabeth England 1558-88

Paper 3: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39

  • Create a mind map of your topics
  • Make a timeline of the events in each unit
  • Make flashcards of people and events and test yourself regularly
  • Read through your notes and summarise them
  • Read books about your exam topics
  • Watch BBC class clips about each unit
  • Complete a FRAG sheet (available from your teachers)
  • Complete a practice paper (available from your teachers)
  • Redraft past exam questions from class