Engaging with AQA GCSE (9-1) History

Engaging with AQA GCSE (9–1) History

By Dale Banham

Make AQA GCSE History more accessible, enjoyable and manageable.

  • Four textbooks; one complete route through the AQA GCSE specification
  • Available in paperback and Boost eBook formats
  • Cover the content for each unit in one term
  • Download your free schemes of work and lesson resources
About the books

Make AQA GCSE History more accessible, enjoyable and manageable.

Based on his own experience of teaching the specification, renowned author Dale Banham knows how to cover the content with the right pace and depth, while also equipping students with the knowledge and 'complex thinking' skills required for exam success. 

Using the latest research on memory and visible learning, these textbooks will help to raise attainment for students of all abilities.

Engage students with accessible routes into challenging topics

The text is broken down into bullet points and boxes, while stories about interesting people start each chapter, providing a memorable ‘hook’ for revision.

Encourage students to take responsibility for their learning

Tasks are structured around five ‘steps to success’, teaching students how to Research, Summarise, Connect, Apply and Review the content.

Make learning stick

Techniques such as interleaving, retrieval practice, dual coding and spaced practice help students to remember everything and use their knowledge effectively in the exams.

Build top-grade skills

The higher-order thinking skills required to construct complex arguments and reach the upper levels of the AQA mark schemes are carefully modelled, with step-by-step advice.

Improve exam results

Practice questions, revision tips and guidance based on the examiners’ reports are embedded throughout the book, alongside purposeful homework activities for each week.

Cover the content for each unit in one term

A double page spread for each lesson and a clear pathway through each unit focuses students on what they really need to know, leaving one final term for revision.

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Take a look inside the thematic study 'Health and the people, c1000 to the present day'.

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Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship


Health and the people, c1000 to the present day

Free schemes of work and lesson resources

Teach AQA GCSE History more easily – and cover the content in just four terms – with free resources from Dale Banham that support the Engaging with AQA GCSE History textbooks.

Your free download includes:

  • Schemes of work that show how to teach each unit in one term and how to plan a revision-based fifth term that brings all four units together
  • Guidance (within the SoW) on how to use homework strategically to help you get through all of the content and ensure that students keep revisiting learning from earlier in the term
  • Editable lesson resources, including copies of tables and charts that students need to fill in when completing tasks from the textbooks

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Boost eBooks

Interactive, accessible and flexible, Boost eBooks use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

> Hear the book read aloud with text-to-speech functionality

> Create revision flash cards of key facts and definitions


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