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Political Ideology: Conservatism. Revision.

Revision prompts for A Level Government and Politics Students studying Ideology:...
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Studying History Will Make You A Better Person

"What's the point of history?"As a history teacher, I was often given people's unadulterated...
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Why You Should Visit Museums

Many people struggle to make sense of the past from books and documents. This is a big problem...
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Using Orwell to teach good historical writing

In a 1946 piece for the magazine Horizon, the writer George Orwell (the pen name of Eric Blair)...

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  • learning all about modern warfare..

    Pete Goodland A-level History Tutor (Sheffield) Picture This particular IGCSE unit was fascinating. All the more so given that I knew little of the subject and suggested to the students we do the League of Nations, the Cold War or something I actually knew something about! Still, I'm never one to shirk a challenge, so onwards and upwards it was -...
  • Helping Students Enjoy Humanities

    Phil Allsopp A-level History Tutor (Newport) Picture As I teach history and geography, two subjects I am passionate about, I feel it is important to get across to students some of that passion and enjoyment. Sadly, of course, many start off not sharing such feelings about subjects they haven't engaged positively with before. So how can we start to...
  • 5 revision techniques to help you ace your mocks

    Dr Janet Rose A-level History Tutor (Bath) Picture 5 revision techniques to help you ace your mocks   The most important thing to remember when revising for your mocks, or any other exam, is to use ‘active revision’ techniques.  If you try simply to read over the material and remember it, you will find that very little of the information...

 

  • How to reference A-level coursework

    Dr Janet Rose A-level History Tutor (Bath) Picture At this time of year, I am often asked how students should reference their History or English coursework.  For most people studying A levels, this will be the first time you have been asked to reference your work, but as you progress onto university this will become the norm for your academic...
  • Studying History Will Make You A Better Person Editor's Pick

    Ms Nash A-level History Tutor (Hemel Hempstead) Picture "What's the point of history?"As a history teacher, I was often given people's unadulterated opinion of my subject when asked what I did for a living. "Oh God, I hated history at school" or "I found it a bit boring, to be honest" or the self-explanatory "I did Geography". Unfortunately, my...
  • Why You Should Visit Museums Editor's Pick

    Dr Jaime Ashworth A-level History Tutor (North West London) Picture Many people struggle to make sense of the past from books and documents. This is a big problem for budding historians as History in schools and colleges is mostly historiography: that is, studying what has been written about what happened rather than what happened. Presented in this way,...