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March: New resources, anniversaries and a virtual event 14 March 2021

With May exams rapidly approaching, we have uploaded more quizzes over the past couple of months:Also a reminder that we have a revision section for students which gives guidelines and suggestions on... more

Exam update: May 2022 21 February 2021

The exam schedule for May 2022 has now been published. more

January: Holocaust Day, Anniversaries for 2021 and new resources 26 January 2021

27 January is Holocaust Remembrance Day; the theme for this year is 'Be the light in the darkness'. 'Be the light in the darkness is an affirmation and a call to action for everyone marking HMD. This... more

December: New resources and history in the news 19 December 2020

Wow – what a challenging year, not least in the teaching world. Who would have thought this time last year that by the end of 2020 we would have changed our ways of teaching - learning new skills... more

November: Site update, Armistice and a Netflix drama 8 November 2020

It has been an interesting month, with many of us facing new lockdown restrictions and also occupied by the tensions and the excitement of the US election.However, as ever, we have continued updating... more

October: New Resources and History in the news 14 October 2020

This month's new resources, some thoughts on current anniversaries and how various countries are using history for political ends.We have added several marked essays in the last month. more

IB Exam update: May 2021 - weighting of Papers 19 September 2020

We now the full situation with regard to the May 2021 exams in terms of weighting, timings and number of essays.Weighting of papersThe weighting of the papers has not been changed: more

September: Return to school and new resources 8 September 2020

Image from Foreign Affairs, Which Past Is Prologue? Margaret MacMillan Many of you will be starting the new school year, or returning to school for the first time since lockdown – some with blended... more

August update: IB history exams, May 2021 14 August 2020

Changes to the IB 2021 history examination in May and new Spanish language resources.The IB has released details on the May 2021 exam session and there are changes for Paper 2 (SL and HL) and Paper 3;... more

August: Anniversaries and new resources 4 August 2020

This month sees the anniversary of the dropping of A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The focus on these horrific events is timely given the breakdown of agreements regarding nuclear weapons. As this... more