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Revising the Norman Conquest for the SHP (OCR B) GCSE

These revision materials for the OCR B depth study on the Norman Conquest have been produced by Stuart Farley (SHP Regional Adviser for the South East and Subject Lead for History at Upper Shirley High School) and Megan Thomas (Head of History at Swanmore College). For each of the five sections, the resources include: A Powerpoint A revision storyboard An exam practice sheet Please click here to a...

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OCR (B) SHP GCSE: Examiner Report

Reports on all the papers comprising the OCR (B) SHP GCSE specification are available and can be accessed via the secure section of OCR’s website. These provide lots of tips to help our OCR (B) teachers prepare their students thoroughly for the next series and they come highly recommended!

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Using oral history at Key Stage 3

Oral history has great potential to connect history to the lives of young people. It can deepen students’ understanding of history by making it more personal and complex. These resources emerged from Helen Snelson’s plenary session at the 2018 SHP Conference. Helen made a powerful argument for the potential of oral history to change the focus of historical enquiry and to build relationships betwee...

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SHP 2018: Sixth Plenary

Helen Snelson today talking about oral history and its use in the classroom. Helen was inspired by a story on Her Story Made History on Radio 4, in particular the story of Madera Al Ajroush, who has successfully campaigned for women to be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. When Helen attended a seminar on oral history, she was recommended a book called The Voice of the Past by Paul Thompson. If you...

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SHP 2018: Fourth Plenary

Claire Alexander, Robin Bunce, Maya Parmar, Pragya Vohra and Brodie Waddell presenting their work on the award winning ‘Our Migration Story’ – teaching migration history and why it matters so much. Claire is approaching the study from a sociological focus and has worked with the Runnymede Trust, a race equality think tank. She’s also been working with a Cambridge historian ...

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SHP 2018: Third plenary

Tim Cole, Professor of Social History at Bristol University, speaking on Beyond Auschwitz: exploring the meaning of local landscapes in the evolution of the Holocaust. Tim begins with the famous spot in Auschwitz where the rail line branches close to the gates. This was completed in 1944 for the deportation of the Hungarian Jews and has become an iconic vision of the Holocaust. There’s a spa...

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SHP 2018: Second plenary

Putting ordinary people back into the history of the Industrial Revolution, with Hannah Barker, Sarah Alderson and Daisy Horsley. Hannah has recently written a book called Family and Business during the Industrial Revolution. She encourages us to stick with it through the first two chapters of economic history as ‘it does get juicier’. Who should history be about? History that focuses ...

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30 Years of the SHP conference: 1st plenary

The conference kicks off, after a welcome from director Michael Riley, with a plenary session from Richard McFahn, co-planned with Neil Bates, on helping your students to achieve at GCSE. Rich says that when they started planning the session they looked to Twitter to find out what students had thought about it. Their tweets revealed some good knowledge of the GCSE but perhaps not much confidence! ...

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The Industrial Revolution in Manchester

This enquiry, produced by Historic England’s Heritage Schools Programme in association with Hannah Barker and Sarah Alderson, featured in Hannah and Sarah’s sessions at the 2017 and 2018 SHP Conferences. It is intended to develop a complex understanding of the Industrial Revolution by asking students how far they agree with the statement ‘Mills and factories were the only basis for the Industrial ...

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SHP eNews April 2018

Welcome to the SHP April e-news. I hope you managed to re-charge your batteries over the Easter break. Secondary history teachers have worked their socks off over the last two years, planning and teaching their new GCSE courses. It’s been a massive achievement and you should feel proud! Whichever specification you teach, SHP wishes you and your students all the best in the lead up to the first exa...

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