History Revision

Students at Launceston College study the AQA specification. This can be found here: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history

Exams: (not to be taken in  2021)

Students in Year 11 will sit two exams:

 Paper 1 (2Hours):

·         Section B/B: Conflict and tension: the inter-war years, 1918–1939

·         Section A/D: America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality

Paper 2 (2 Hours):

·         Paper 2 Section A/A: Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day

·         Paper 2 Section B/C: Elizabethan England, c1568–1603

Revision resources:
CGP Revision Guide:

How to use these resources: Students have the opportunity to purchase these 4 revision guides on the different topic areas. These can be used to create mind maps or quizzes. They can also be used to check subject knowledge and understanding. There are also some exam questions and quiz questions created at the end of every unit. This is particularly useful for checking and revising subject knowledge. Students can also use the online version from a code in the book.

How to use this resource: This resource is useful to help students organise their revision. Students are encouraged to RAG (red/ amber/green) their tick lists to identify areas that they need to focus their revision on. The red areas are their central focus. They can also use these to create flash cards or mind maps.


How to use this resource: This resource is useful for testing the core knowledge, including key terminology for all the units. Students can be quizzed by a peer or an adult at home. The answers are also included. This is particularly important as students will need to understand the language used in the questions and the examiner will be looking for key terminology to be used accurately in the answer. Students are also regularly tested in class to ensure that they retain their knowledge and understanding

Seneca Learning:

How to use this resource: Seneca learning has all the core content for components 1 and 2, with information to support student learning. Students can answer the questions in order to assess their subject knowledge. Resources can be re-read to ensure that there are no misconceptions. This is particularly useful for checking subject knowledge.

If your student does not already have a log in to Seneca we suggest that they use their school email and a memorable password – perhaps the same as their school log in details.

Past Exam questions:

How to use this resource: This resource is focused on key exam questions for each unit. Students can use this to mind map subject knowledge and to have a go at answering exam questions. This helps to check understanding and application of the subject knowledge. Students can then receive feedback from their teachers. This is particularly useful for revising subject knowledge and checking understanding. As well as applying the knowledge to specific questions.

Recipe cards

How to use this resource: Students are given ‘recipe cards’ that help them to understand how to tackle the exam questions and break down the core exam skills required to succeed. Students are encouraged to use the cards when they are practising exam questions. Especially when analysing and evaluating source questions.

History Today

History today is a subject specific website designed to have an aware of current historical thinking. They offer a magazine subscription but there are a range of useful articles you do not have to subscribe to. This is a great resource to enhance your historical thinking and gain a greater depth of understanding of key topics.