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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.
Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest, 1519-1535
By Kate Jarvis and Richard Woff
15 Oct
The scene: a pub near King’s Cross shortly after publication of Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest. Its two authors are discussing why they wanted to write this book, and what they learned from doing so. You can listen in on their conversation here...

Learning from experience
By William Bailey-Watson
02 Oct
After leading a History department for the past five years, I have left the classroom to take charge of History teacher training at Reading University. Here are nine aims, born from experience in schools, that I intend will underpin and guide my foray into the world of ITT (Initial Teacher Training).