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Revision lessons - the key to student success
By Richard Kennett
12 Jan
With the recent GCSE exams many teachers have rightly been concerned about getting through the content. My concern with this is that many of us have left revision as an afterthought when designing our GCSE curriculum offer. But revision shouldn’t be an afterthought. Decent revision (in my humble opinion) is the fundamental key to exam success for your students.
A very knowledgeable Christmas
By Alex Ford
20 Dec
So, it’s that time of the year once again. Time for Christmas decorations and carol concerts. Time for the RE department to show Christmas Simpsons episodes every lesson, claiming some tenuous curricular link. Time for kids to bounce into your classrooms demanding quizzes (or low-stakes cultural capital tests if you prefer) and Haribo with menaces. And of course, it is time for the annual Hodder History Nest Christmas blog.
Some reflections on SHP’s GCSE textbook series
By Michael Riley - Director of the Schools History Project
01 Dec
October saw the publication of the twelfth and final title in SHP’s series for the OCR B (SHP) GCSE. Michael Riley takes stock of what has been achieved in this textbook series and why he is so proud of the talented author team.
How to revise for AQA GCSE History: four practical tips
By Tim Jenner
13 Nov
Revising for a History GCSE exam can seem like a daunting task.

Tim Jenner, author of My Revision Notes: AQA GCSE History and a practising History teacher, shares four tips that will help your students make the most of their valuable revision time when they are revising for AQA GCSE History. He wrote this advice with his own students in mind.
The Mughal Empire
By Jamie Byrom and Michael Riley
27 Oct
The final title in the OCR B textbook series was published in October: The Mughal Empire 1526-1707 and it received just as much as love and attention from authors and publishers as the first despite its specialist market. The authors share their enthusiasm for this period study and for the book itself.