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The Journey West – follow Abigail Scott this spring

Ever wondered what it might have been like to be a teenager on the Oregon Trail? This spring, The Schools History Project will be following the experiences of one emigrant family as they made their way across the Great American Desert in 1852. @TheWestLive will be sharing the thoughts and experiences of 17-year-old Abigail Scott from her journal of life on the trails. Watch this introduction to he...

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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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Revising the Making of America for the SHP (OCR B) GCSE

This extensive collection of revision materials has been produced by Stuart Farley and Richard Kennett. It was inspired by Alex Ford’s work. The materials include: 1. An overall revision checklist …and for each section of the study: 2. A summary sheet 3. A revision sheet for students to complete 4. A PP for each revision lesson Click here to view the resources on our Google Drive.

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Revising Crime and Punishment for the SHP (OCR B) GCSE

This extensive collection of revision materials has been produced by SHP regional adviser Luke Mayhew to help GCSE students prepare for the exam questions on Crime and Punishment. They include: a Powerpoint for each of the four periods in the thematic study summary sheets to help students revise the main points for each period practice exam questions a ‘Mega Quiz’ to test students’ knowledge Pleas...

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Revising Living Under Nazi Rule for the SHP (OCR B) GCSE

This extensive collection of revision materials has been produced by Richard Kennett to help GCSE students prepare for the exam questions on Living Under Nazi Rule. They include: a Powerpoint for each of the five sections in the study summary sheets to help students revise the main points for each section practice exam questions a ‘Mega Quiz’ to test students’ knowledge Please click here to access...

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Revising the People’s Health for the SHP (OCR B) GCSE

This extensive collection of revision materials has been produced by SHP fellow Richard Kennett to help GCSE students prepare for the exam questions on The People’s Health. They include: a Powerpoint for each of the four periods in the thematic study summary sheets to help students revise the main points for each period practice exam questions a ‘Mega Quiz’ to test students’ knowledge Please click...

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A scripted drama to help students explain why William won the Battle of Hastings

Inspired by the late Kate Brennan’s work on the use of scripted drama, SHP Fellow Richard Kennett decided to write a scripted drama focusing on the events of 1066.  With support from Helen Snelson and Ian Dawson, he produced a script and character cards to to help his GCSE students explain William Duke of Normandy’s victory at the Battle of Hastings. The resource was produced for the SHP (OCR B) d...

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Beyond the textbook: effective teaching for the new OCR B (SHP) GCSE

When we ask teachers what they and their students are enjoying about new OCR B (SHP) GCSE they nearly always mention three things: the varied and interesting historical content the clear structure of the course and of individual studies the human interest that lies at the heart of each study The twelve textbooks that SHP has produced with our publishing partner Hodder Education attempt to enhance ...

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