Old history essays

The Summer holiday has provided an opportunity for a major clear-out and re-organisation of all my accumulated possessions. In the process, I have re-discovered a box file full of my old essays from school and university which have miraculously survived all my mother’s many culls of my stuff. I think it was important for me […]

What I’m reading at the moment…

My shelf is groaning under the large pile of books I have recently bought to develop my subject knowledge prior to starting teacher training. I have a broad range of tomes awaiting my attention, encompassing pedagogy (Dylan William’s “Embedded formative assessment” and Daisy Christodoulou’s “Making good progress?” top of the pile here) to various history […]

Knowledge Organisers

This page will contain all the history knowledge organisers which I will add as I go along. All the knowledge organisers are in PDF file format. Edexcel GCSE History: Medicine through time, c1250-present Medicine 1250 to 1500 Medicine 1500 to 1700 Medicine 1700 to 1900 Medicine 1900 to modern day The British Sector of the […]

Modelling a GCSE essay

It occurred to me this week that I should try my hand at writing up one of our year 10’s GCSE essay questions. We are currently studying the Edexcel module, Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588, and have got to the Armada. I have tried in my essay to model what a good essay answer should look […]