History

Exam Board: Edexcel

Specification Code: 1HI0

Students will sit 3 exams to cover the 4 units of study:

Paper 1: Crime and Punishment in Britain 1000-present, 1 hour and 15 minutes

Paper 2: The American West 1835-95 and Elizabethan England 1558-88, 1 hour and 45 minutes

Paper 3: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39, 1hr and 20 minutes

Google Drive and Google Classroom:

Every lesson presentation is available for students to view on Google Drive to revisit if they were absent or need to clarify the topic.

There are exam specific revision resources covering both content and exam technique in the relevant folder on Google Drive

Published resources:

Publishers’ unit specific (e.g. Elizabethan England 1558-88) revision guides are available to buy. The two publishers for the course are Hodder and Pearson. Students have already been given the option to buy the Pearson revision guide. All are available to buy from bookshops or over the internet.

Revision task ideas specific or relevant to History:

Create your own timelines for each key topic within each unit. A good grasp of chronology is probably the best way to avoid losing easy marks in an exam.

Reduce your notes down by 80% to key facts/terms/people.

Create mind maps for each key topic in each unit, aim to show connections through causes, consequences, significance etc.

Create profile/guess who cards for important people (when/where/why/importance/connections etc).

Create your own exam questions and collaborate with a friend.

Useful apps:

GCSE History: by revisionbuddies.com.

Quizlet: lots of user generated revision cards which the app then turns into quizzes and games, and you can create your own too. Make sure you add Edexcel to the topic you wish to search for.

Kahoot: Multiple choice quizzes.

Youtube videos:
History Chappy: exam video tutorials.

GCSE History Online: content presentations on American West and Elizabethan England.

The History Teacher: content presentations on Elizabethan England.

Revise GCSE History: content presentations on American West.

Mr Swift History: content presentations on Crime and Punishment and Germany.