For students

This section is for anyone studying history in school.

Are you after help with study skills or guidance on research? Maybe you want to look at a History Hook video to get you started on one of our online lessons? Watch one of our Spotlight on video guides to find out about different collections held by The National Archives. Or, learn about our young peoples’ projects, giving you a real archival experience? Explore below!

Each summer, The National Archives' on site education team at Kew, London, offer young people in schools and colleges the chance to take part in a unique project that explores some of the hidden stories in our documents.

Access videos that can help you learn from our collections, like our 'Spotlight On' video guides and our 'History Hook' lesson video starters.

Try our quizzes to test your knowledge on historical topics including Significant Individuals, the Suffragettes, and the English Civil War!

How to find what you are looking for at The National Archives, as well as tips for revising, writing essays, and using sources.