If you’re an A level history teacher, you’ll know that new draft specifications have just been published by exam boards to accommodate government changes to the teaching of history A Level from 2015. 1 But perhaps you don’t know where to find interesting documentary sources for use in the classroom?
The answer is simple: use the documentary sources freely available on the education pages of The National Archives’ website. All of our sources have transcripts, and in some cases audio recordings, simplified transcripts and glossaries. Our themed document collections can easily be downloaded for classroom use in one zip file. We provide the whole primary source where possible, not a sanitised extract, which suits the new emphasis on study of more extensive documents at A Level from 2015.