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Student revision day: Elizabethan England for AQA GCSE (9-1) History – London

This course is run by Hodder Eduction. For more information and to book, please see their website.

Add something different to your revision plans by attending an interactive revision day – with tips from Carmel and experienced examiners, a Q&A with historian David Starkey and a 360° virtual reality tour that brings the Spanish Armada to life.

Your students will:

  • Go through the requirements for each exam question. What are the command words asking them to do? How should they approach different question types?

  • Have the chance to analyse sources and interpretations and answer example questions, with hints and tips in every session

  • Gain a fresh perspective from historian David Starkey, who will answer their questions about Elizabeth’s reign

  • Explore the National Maritime Museum’s Tudor and Stuart Seafaring Gallery via a 360° virtual reality tour that looks at specific aspects of the site

  • Take part in a fun quiz to test what they’ve learnt on the day – with prizes for the top 3 students!

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10.00am Registration

10.15am Tackling Q1: How convincing…

  • Using examples from ‘Elizabeth’s Court and Parliament’

10.45am Tackling Q2: Explain the importance…

  • Using examples from ‘Life in Elizabethan times’

11.15am Tackling Q3: Write an account…

  • Using examples from ‘Troubles at home and abroad’

11.45am Lunch (not provided)

12.15pm Q&A with Dr David Starkey

  • David’s perspective: Elizabethan England at GCSE-level

  • Your questions answered

1.00pm Historic environment: The site of the Spanish Armada

  • 360° virtual reality tour of The National Maritime Museum’s Tudor and Stuart Seafaring Gallery

  • The essential content, concepts and themes that students need to understand about the Spanish Armada

1.45pm Quiz

  • Interactive quiz for students – with prizes for the top 3!

2.15pm Revision day ends