J410/08 Migration to Britain c.1000-c.2010

Hello, and welcome to the community for Migration to Britain.


This forum is a space for you to talk about the content and assessment of this unit, to share ideas and best practice with others teaching this unit. We will be updating this forum with information relating to this unit including any resources and CPD events that come up, plus any other news or events that we think you should be aware of. We will also be able to answer any queries about this unit that you may have.


All centres teaching this option will be invited to join this forum, so if you would like to get in touch with other teachers teaching this unit, this is the best place! 


Some information for you to begin with:


A new textbook for this unit ‘Migration to Britain' is due to be released 26/08/2016. You can find more information about this on Hodder Education’s website: http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Product?Product=9781471862878


Our CPD plans for next year are being drawn up now and will be circulated shortly. 


We have a whole range of resources planned for the next academic year, including for this topic:

·         Delivery guide

·         Candidate style answers

·         Resource lists


We hope that you find this forum provides you with information, news and support.



Happy posting!






As part of our Spec Creator initiative, we have created this forum for those teaching this option and we will be sending you an invitation to join this forum if you have filled in Spec Creator. If you have yet to fill out Spec Creator you can do so here: (http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-subject/history/specification-creator/gcse-history-a-specification-creator/)


Teachers, save the date! Join

Teachers, save the date! Join OCR and the Migration Museum Project on the morning of Wednesday June 22nd for the official launch of our joint competition on offer to all pupils taking the new 'migration to Britain' units of the OCR GCSE courses.

The launch will be hosted at the Migration Museum Project's exhibition Call me by my name: Stories from the Calais camp and beyond at the LondonNewcastle project space on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch. You will have a chance to hear more details about our exciting competition, hear from our keynote speaker author Robert Winder, look around the exhibition, participate in OCR CPD workshops associated with the new specification and do a guided walk of nearby Spitalfields which has a fascinating migration history.

Formal invites and more details to come soon but please save the date in your school diaries in the meantime. Regards, Asher, OCR

Hi all, we still have some

Hi all, we still have some spaces left on 22nd June please go here to book your free place and view the full programme: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/migration-museum-project-and-ocr-exhibition-competition-launch-event-tickets-25814113709?aff=es2

Regards, Asher, OCR

OCR / Migration Museum

OCR / Migration Museum Project Competition – win a trip to New York with your students!

A reminder we are running an exciting competition for all schools teaching the migration topics on either of OCR’s GCSEs in conjunction with the Migration Museum Project. Full details of how to take part including a teachers’ briefing pack can be found here:  http://www.migrationmuseum.org/ocr/

The deadline for submitting entries is 2nd March 2018 and shortly after the winning team will be judged and the prize – the opportunity to visit New York City and visit the Ellis Island Museum, the Tenement Museum and other key sites  - will be awarded in a ceremony in April. It’s not too late to enter!

Any questions about this please email us at history@ocr.org.uk or Emily Miller of the Migration Museum Project at Emily@migrationmuseum.org

A message from Jonathan

A message from Jonathan Hanley, University of York

Calling all history teachers! I’m pleased to invite you to a FREE study day on medieval immigration based on research undertaken at the University of York (www.englandsimmigrants.com )  and in partnership with the Museum of London on Friday 29th June. Please see the attached electronic flyer for details and a link to registration here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teaching-medieval-immigration-study-day-for-history-teachers-tickets-44880334288


The day will include workshops on resources for teaching medieval history, talks from curatorial staff at the Museum of London, medieval academics from the University of York and members of the education department at the National Archives, and will finish with a tour of the Charterhouse Museum. Further enquiries can be directed to Jonathan Hanley (jonathan.hanley@york.ac.uk).