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Publication Date: 28 Jun 2019
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 10, Year 11)
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Exam board: AQA
First teaching: September 2016
First exams: Summer 2018
Make AQA GCSE History more accessible, enjoyable and manageable, equipping students with the depth of knowledge and complex thinking skills required for exam success.
Based on his experience of teaching the specification for two years, renowned author Dale Banham uses the latest thinking on memory and visible learning 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
-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 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.