Author Archives: sallythorne

KS3 Research Project

Following up on my post about replanning KS3, somebody asked on Twitter about how we do our research project at KS3, so I thought I would put it all here. I’ve been doing this in some form for years, but … Continue reading

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Some notes on KS3 planning

We’re overhauling KS3 as a school for next year – getting rid of using GCSE grades prior to GCSE level, deep joy! This has provided an opportunity to think again about what we teach at KS3 and how we assess … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Visit Alabama

Over the Easter holidays I was fortunate enough to be included on a familiarisation trip to Alabama with MSG Tours, who are launching a new tour for schools there. Four History educators and one tour manager toured the sites to … Continue reading

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TMHistoryIcons: Illuminating the Whole Picture

I was really pleased to be invited to speak at #TMHistoryIcons in Sheffield last weekend. I found the whole day hugely inspiring and it was great to be able to meet so many people that I’ve interacted with on Twitter … Continue reading

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Teaching the thematic study thematically: a small research project (pt 2)

Welcome back for The Results. Just a reminder – the C group were taught Chronologically and the T group were taught Thematically. Speed of teaching There was no significant difference. The T group were slightly behind, but I attribute this … Continue reading

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Teaching the thematic study thematically: a small research project (pt 1)

This blog post is very overdue. I spoke at ResearchEd Rugby last June and started writing it then, but – busy. So busy. However, I have more data now that Y11 have sat their mocks and it has prompted me … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness

So, my lovely mum was sectioned last week. This is a blog about her and me. It is written for catharsis and comradeship. Mum has suffered periods of intense anxiety and depression for her whole life. The first time I … Continue reading

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