A combination of using Twitter & working at a Research School, I have the wonderful opportunity to read and engage in the latest evidence and research based practice but often during readings, conferences and discussions I wonder how can I translate this practice into meaning methods and resources for my students.

One of these issues is independent revision and a lack of student confidence/knowledge of what to do. I often hear ‘I just read my notes sir’ or ‘I don’t know how to revise sir’, even in the last week before Y11 examinations. This sorely needed fixing.

Luckily, the recent move towards evidence based practice has allowed me to really focus on methods to help my students that have proven success, I must nod to the Learning Scientists, Alex Quigley, Oliver Caviglioi, Sandringham Research, Impact Wales and various others for research, explanation and inspiration. Our school are great at introducing a range of revision techniques and methods that are beneficial, with revision evenings led by @lizzyfrancis and Breakfast Jam CPD sessions whilst  Science have recently introduced the Cornell Method and my lovely colleague @missbkearns has been doing some great research on retrieval practice.

Despite this, I still felt I needed to create something history specific that linked to these tools within my subjects’ context, hence the ‘How do we revise for history’ sheet below which outlines methods with clear ‘how to use in history’ sections, linking to the knowledge and skills GCSE students need.


Free PDF copy attached here: How Do We Revise for History

Editable copy here: Tes