These pages are designed to support LVS A Level students studying for their summer examination. Our examination board is OCR H505, and the paper is Y107 – The Later Tudors. Please find the course Personal Learning check list here. You may also like to look at these excellent timelines from the BBC.
We envisage that different students will use different parts of the site in different ways. Most students find the assessment sections above as particularly useful for reference. You should however also look at the additional materials section to enrich and extend your studies. As you study the different units you may like to use the appropriate pages. Below this post will be articles of news about Tudor history. Above all however, we want this to be your site. However you use it is fine, but please take ownership of it. Oh you might also like to see this early film footage of the Elizabethan puritans in action…
Please find here the department’s 5Rs document (Research, Reflect, Review, Read around, and Respond to feedback). It sets out what A Levels students should expect form us, and what we expect from you.
As we move to the Mid Tudor source work, can I strongly recommend that you watch this excellent series on Lady Jane Grey from the wonderful Helen Castor – one of my favourite historians. It is particularly helpful for the stability of the monarchy and rebellions units.
It is “an epic tale of dynastic rivalry, intrigue and betrayal” for the first reigning queen of England.
If you click here you will get to a BBC report on a find in the University of Reading’s special finds department – two pages of previously unknown print by Claxton.
“Erika Delbecque, special collections librarian at the university, described the find as “incredibly rare”. The two pages, with religious texts in medieval Latin, were produced by Caxton at his pioneering printing works in Westminster – and are now going on public display for the first time since they were sold from his print shop in the 15th Century. They are believed to be from the earliest years of Caxton’s printing press, either 1476 or 1477, and are being hailed as a remarkable discovery.”
You might like follow the links on the page to find out more about Claxton.
The plan from yesterday’s lesson.
Note the colour codings please.
If you click here you will get the technique revision powerpoint presentation for the sources questions. Any further questions, do please come and find me.
If you click here you will get to the BBC iplayer and Dan Snow’s Mary Rose Timewatch programme. It is excellent – particularly if you are thinking of archaeology as a degree course. You may also like to click here to visit the BBC’s online interactive guide.
Over half term you need to do the following.
- Read and note this excellent web link in detail. Read this for extension.
- Question 14 – Page 24 (on sugar paper).
Make sure that you explain how the bodies link together.
Now use a piece of A1 paper to construct your own version of the diagram on Page 2. You should include as much evidence as you can and explain the links between the different parts of the system.
3. Essay (Examiner report and guidance on p26)
How important was the Privy Council in the government of England during the reign of Elizabeth ?
4. Watch the following;
A really excellent start to the course from the super Helen Castor.