The Kaiserreich

This 150 page book will be invaluable to any student of the Second Reich at Advanced level. It provides a comprehensive, narrative chronological structure which is a prerequisite of any study of the period. Personalities and events are recounted in considerable detail and are clearly set in context.

However the book goes beyond most standard textbooks in the way it prepares students to produce competent essay responses to exam questions and provides practice in handling documentary source.

  • Students are given key questions to consider and are encouraged to test continuously the theories of historians against their own findings.
  • Essay style questions are set at each stage in the book, all drawn from past exam papers.
  • Documentary criticism skills are continuously tested.
  • Frequent historiographical references remind students to read beyond this text to gain a greater understanding of the subject.

What’s more, the materials are available as a photocopiable book and as a CD which can be put onto the school’s network and shared among all students for whom it is relevant. Thus all students may use the material with the purchase of just one copy.

ISBN No: 978 1 86083 564 3 Order code: T1649EMN

Sample pages are available to download free of charge from

  • Photocopiable book: £29.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD: £29.95 plus £3.95 delivery
  • CD plus photocopiable book: £36.94 plus £3.95 delivery

You can order… Please quote the order code T1649EMN

  • By post: Write to First and Best, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Ct., Earlstrees Rd., Corby, Northants NN17 4HH
  • By fax: To 01536 399 012
  • By phone: quoting a credit card number or a school order reference number: 01536 399 018
  • On line: Go to – you will need a credit card to complete the order

What is the key area that students struggle with within AS Psychology, and what can be done to resolve the problem?

For many students the answer to this question is that students do find it hard to foster evaluation and application skills within the AS level Psychology syllabus. This appears to be true across all levels of ability.

Which is why we have published a downloadable resource which teaches different ideas of how to explore specific key topic areas.

Through these activities the resource promotes independent learning and encourages application skills. At the same time the resource helps students further develop their evaluation skills while helping them to gauge their progress using the success criteria linked to past examiner comments and skills needed at each level.

Six separate areas of covered within this resource: memory, attachments, research methods, stress, individual differences, and social influence. The resource concludes with a set of wide-ranging revision activities.

By way of example, the memory section of the resource starts with a list of key authorities within the field so that students can gain a historical perspective. Second there is a review of models of memory and a link to the exam requirements in this area – plus a task to be completed.

We then move on to improving memory and finally there is a balloon debate activity which covers authoritative researchers in the field of cognitive psychology.

25 Activities for AQA (A) AS Psychology is only available as a download – not as a printed book.

There are sample pages at

25 Activities for AQA (A) AS Psychology is published as a download so that you can receive immediately a copy onto your computer which you can print out for colleagues as often as you want. You can also put it on your school learning platform so all staff can access the document – and indeed you can make it part of the induction documentation for new members of staff.

You can obtain 25 Activities for AQA (A) AS Psychology by going to

The price is £10 plus VAT (the VAT can be reclaimed in most cases by the school).

25 Activities for AQA (A) AS Psychology is published by First and Best in Education, part of the Hamilton House group. If you have any enquiries you can call 01536 399 011, or email or write to us at First and Best, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Ct., Earlstrees Rd., Corby, Northants NN17 4HH.

The full range of First and Best books can be seen at


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Join us for Outstanding Teaching and Learning

with Hywel Roberts
author of Oops! Helping children learn accidentally

This day is interactive, inspiring and packed with practical input. Hywel practises what he preaches! So while he will address what you need to do to be outstanding, he will do so with enthusiasm, humour and with a realistic grasp of what is happening in schools right now.

  • What does ‘outstanding’ really mean?
  • What is Ofsted looking for?
  • How to engage your students without them even knowing they are learning
  • AfL and differentiation strategies
  • Effective questioning
  • How to make learning relevant
  • Creating a climate for adventurous learning

Take home numerous classroom strategies that really do switch on all children to learn, to think, to participate, to take responsibility and to enjoy the whole wonderful process of learning

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Leeds: 8th November 2013
London: 31st January 2014
Oxford: 21st March 2014

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Outstanding Leadership for Outstanding Schools
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Outstanding Maths Mindset

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