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Testing Historical Interpretations

Testing historical interpretations can be a difficult concept for students to grasp - so here's...
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Making History Fun

History can be challenging both to teach and to learn. The combination of dates, names and...
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Some Advice for Students on Revision and Exams

BEFORE THE EXAM 1. START YOUR REVISION EARLY ENOUGH. You WILL NOT be able to get away with just...
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Five Top Tips for Exam Success

As an examiner, I have read literally hundreds of students’ answers to GCSE History questions....

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  • Book review: Growing up Poor by Anna Davin

    GCSE History Tutor (Reading) Picture Growing up poor: Home, School and Street in London, 1870-1914 by Anna Davin What does this book tell us about childhood gender roles amongst the working classes during the late Victorian age? Anna Davin’s, Growing up poor: Home, School and Street in London, 1870-1914 (1996), makes use of a wide...
  • Testing Historical Interpretations

    Gary Mitchell GCSE History Tutor (Bournemouth) Picture Testing historical interpretations can be a difficult concept for students to grasp - so here's a tip. Take one of their popular movies like 'Titanic' - or TV series like 'The White Queen' - and play 'spot the mistakes'. Then ask them to consider why the producer felt the need to make these...
  • Making History Fun Editor's Pick

    GCSE History Tutor (Exeter) Picture History can be challenging both to teach and to learn. The combination of dates, names and events, means that occasionally it can be a dry subject. Fortunately when presented correctly it can be both engaging and, perhaps most importantly, reflect on the world the student can see around...

 

  • History exams: Know your mark scheme Editor's Pick

    GCSE History Tutor (Southampton) Picture In my teaching and examining experience, rightly or wrongly (alas not for discussion here) success at History GCSE boils down to two elements: Understanding and remembering a good deal of events, causes and consequences, facts and dates and applying it all correctly in the exam. ...
  • How To Please Your Examiner Editor's Pick

    GCSE History Tutor (Northampton) Picture I have been an examiner for 12 years and here are some tips. Some of these might seem obviously but you would be surprised by the number of candidates who forget them. a. Do remember to number your questions clearly and, if necessary, complete the front of any answer booklet. b. If you...
  • Ben Walsh - OCR GCSE Modern World History; Review Editor's Pick

    GCSE History Tutor (North West London) Picture This is a review of the Ben Walsh textbook OCR GCSE Modern World History. It is part if the range of textbooks that this author has issued via Hodder Education, not only for the OCR exam board, but also for the Edexcel and AQA boards. This article will be focussing on the OCR version, as this is...