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Y320 From Colonialism to Independence: The British Empire 1857-1965

Clare Trevatt
Clare T ...
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Hello, and welcome to the community for Y320 From Colonialism to Independence: The British Empire 1857-1965.


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:


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://ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-subject/history/a-level-specification-creator/. Please be aware that use of this form is mandatory.


Asher Goodenough
Asher G ...
Posts: 206

OCR and SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, London) are pleased to announce that Dr Yi Li will be working on producing classroom resources to support the teaching and learning of this unit. You can contribute your ideas, discussions and thoughts by contacting Dr. Li at yl19@soas.ac.uk

Asher Goodenough
Asher G ...
Posts: 206

We are not aware of any publishers' plans to publish new purpose-written books, however, there is plenty of material out there suitable for A-level covering all the different elements of the topics, for instance various Access To History or Seminar Studies in History books. We will be producing a suggested scheme of work and a delivery guide for this topic as soon as we can.

In the meantime, I would obviously invite other teachers of this topic to suggest which resources they will be using, or have found useful.  

Regards, Asher, OCR

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Hello. I am due to start delivering this option after Easter. Could you please advise whether any resources are to be released that will assist with this? Also is there a recommended text book? Thanks.