Key Stage 3

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

Key Stage 4

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