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A Level History Individual Inquiry: Archaeological Landscapes

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The resources here were developed in partnership with Epiacum Heritage (Whitley Castle, Cumbria)

They comprise a set of Research Guides for students studying A-Level History. One of the requirements of the AQA, OCR and Edexcel History A-Level programmes is for students to produce a research project or individual inquiry about an aspect of history they find particularly interesting. These resources focus on the multi-period landscape around the Roman fort (Epiacum) at Whitley Castle, but can be used as a basis for developing individual inquiries on a wide range of themes. 

Research Guides 1-4 provide general advice about producing and completing research projects (1), making the most of the internet as a research tool (2), using sources (3), and online resources for archaeological landscape research (4). The final guide (5) explores the Epiacum landscape and demonstrates the ways in which archaeological sites and landscapes can be interpreted today. 
1. Completing a Research Project
2. Research and the Internet
3. Using Sources Correctly
4. Useful Online Resources
5. Interpreting the Unexcavated
Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Resources
  • Y 13
  • Y 12
  • KS 5