GCSE History

GCSE History in actionWith the introduction of new GCSEs in many subjects this year, teachers are having to prepare new content and cover new areas in their teaching. In History this has meant going all the way back to the 14th Century with a unit of work on Edward III and the Hundred Years’ War.

As part of the background to the Battle of Crecy Year 11 pupils were introduced to the English Army’s ‘secret’ weapon – the longbow. After learning of its advantages over the inferior crossbow generally used by other armies at the time, they were given an opportunity to try the bow for themselves on the safety of the school field.