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New Student HistoryHomework and Knowledge Testing Site coming very soon

I just wanted to let you know that we are about to launch an individual student historyhomework, revision testing and gap analysis site very soon.

All existing history resource cupboard full and schools members will be given access to a new online homework and revision testing service called HistoryHomework.com 


The new site will be free to existing historyresourcecupboard.com full or schools members, others schools can sign up individually to HistoryHomework.com.

Historyhomework.com allows teachers to set homework and /or online revision quizzes and tests for individual students. They cover all of the content of the most popular topics and test many of the skills needed for success in the 9-1 GCSEs.

This could prove to be a key resource for revision in the run up to the GCSE examinations.

You simply choose the test you want from the list (all of the content is covered from the most popular GCSE options) for your particular class.


You can drop a class list in from excel or a word document or simply copy and paste it and your students will be listed.  There is no individual student data entry, just drop in the class list.

You then choose the students you want to take that test / quiz.

Each test is between 10 and 30 questions long. It assesses different aspects of each topic in the specification. There are a variety of question types to test your student’s knowledge.

The question types include: deciding if statements are true or false, matching key terms to definitions, gap fill, source analysis questions including finding context, content and purpose and exam question decoding type questions. Many questions focus on AO1: substantive knowledge, some questions focus on second order concepts, other focus on source analysis skills and some on focus  analysing historical interpretations.

The tests are then marked automatically and the teacher has finger-tip gap analysis available to them about class performance in terms of knowledge and skills.




Alternatively, you can check out your student performance question by question.

Historyhomework.com will save you hours and hours of marking time.

It could solve your weekly head scratch of what homework to set. There are enough tests to cover your entire GCSE course.

It will provide you with fingertip information about your student’s progress and knowledge as they work through the GCSE course.

The data will also be handy for those line management meetings when your data hungry leaders ask you how well your students are doing.

What topics will be available?

The following topics have individual and end of unit quizzes that cover all of the required content and they will be ready when the site is launched:


Thematic studies:

  • Crime and Punishment
  • Medicine
British Depth studies:
  • Anglo Saxon and Norman England
  • Early Elizabethan England
Period Studies:
  • American West
  • Super Power Rivalry and the Cold War
Modern World Depth Studies:
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany
  • USA 1954 -75: Conflict home and abroad

The following AQA topics will go live by September 2018:

  • Britain, Health and the People
  • Britain, Power and the People

British Depth Studies:

  • Norman England
  • Elizabethan England

Period Studies:

  • Germany 1890 -1945
  • USA 1920 – 1973
Modern Wider World Studies:
  • Conflict and Tension 1918-1939
  • Conflict and Tension between East and West 1945-72
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About the author
Richard McFahn
Founder of History Resource Cupboard, Richard has worked for 20 years as a history teacher, subject and senior leader, Advanced Skills Teacher, local authority adviser and history ITE tutor.

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