Teaching A Level History

This highly-acclaimed section of the site offers you a range of strategies that actively engage students in rigorous lesson activities that mimic the types of thought needed when answering an A level exam. question. The focus is on fitness for purpose, rather than novelty, but you will find plenty of highly effective strategies you will want to use tomorrow.

Teaching source work imaginatively in AS and A2 history

Effective  approaches to sourcework in A level history    Imaginative approaches to source work Again, 10 examples are provided on a separate PowerPoint presentation. The approach has been to look for imaginative approaches that really help students to ‘get’ source analysis, far in advance of their formulaic GCSE...
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10 commandments for successful source work at A-level

Although it grieves me to say it, these strategies may not have much to do with better teaching or understanding of the period being studied. They are, lamentably, the product of the over-mechanistic way the exam boards mark students’ answers. If you don’t follow these...
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Imaginative and effective A-level teaching strategies

To see the 5 principles below exemplified in the 12 top teaching strategies, download the illustrated PowerPoint presentation so that you can use it at departmental meetings and can add you own to it. A companion file offering another 18 new innovative ideas will be...
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