Humanities Revision

Humanities Revision

The following is generic guidance/advice on how to revise in Humanities. If you would like any resources/demonstrations linked to any of these revision strategies, please see your subject teacher.

  • Websites, e.g. Quizlet, GCSE Bitesize, GCSE Pod, Kahoot, Seneca learning
  • Condensed mind-maps
  • Practice questions
  • Flashcards for key terms, causes of events, effects of events, making a judgement (create an agree or disagree argument against a quote), chronology (create to show the chronology of events)
  • Retrieval practice – constantly testing yourself/getting others to test you is very useful
    • test yourself on old and new topics mixed up
    • create multiple choice questions
    • true or false
    • odd one out
    • questions from last lesson, last week, two weeks ago, last month
  • Flow diagrams to show chronology of events or causes/effects
  • Venn diagrams – history = comparing time periods/events, RE = compare religions, Geography = compare events in HICs/LICs
  • Concept maps – mind map all you can remember about a topic and then try to create links between the different elements
  • Analysing model answers
  • Create mark schemes for exam style questions
  • ‘Chunk’ your revision – don’t revise one topic all in one go – ‘chunk’ your topics up into sections and mix them up
  • Revision clocks – set aside an hour for a topic and split it up into 5 to 10 minute sections
  • Skills practice – History: source questions, Geography: analysing maps/data, RE: evaluating statements

Please see the following teachers for subject specific resources/guidance:

  • Geography: Miss Pailin
  • History: Mr Harris
  • RE: Mrs Reynolds-Foster