Key Stage 4 & 5 Leeds

Key Stages 4 & 5


Our range of workshops for senior schools have all been developed with the needs of the school curriculum in mind.

Our education brochure can be downloaded as a PDF

We offer the following workshops for GCSE and A-Level students:



If you would like to book a visit, call us on 0113 220 1888 or send an email to our bookings team.


Chronology of War (GCSE)


Explore the leapfrog relationship between offensive and defensive
technologies.

Learn how that relationship defined the parameters, conduct and human experience of warfare from 1066 to 1918. Students will use our extensive handling collection and the display collection to build their own narratives and understanding of continuity and change across time.

The permanent display collections in the War and Oriental Galleries are uniquely suited to enhancing an understanding of arms and ‘big history’ as they encompass armour from over 5,000 years of global history.

Exams Links: Pearson Edexcel Level 2 GCSE (9-1) Thematic study and historic environment, Warfare and British Society 1250-Present
Cost per pupil: £5
Duration: 1 hour


Tudor Decoration (GCSE)


Discover how Tudor armour was designed and decorated to impress,
as well as protect.

This art workshop draws on our beautiful, yet deadly, collection to inspire students to create their own works of art, as well as trying out Tudor decorating techniques such as copper embossing.

The Tudor and Elizabethan collection on display in the Tournament Gallery is the largest and most significant of its kind in the world, and a tour will be built into your visit.

Curriculum focus: Art, embossing, sketching, Tudor decoration
Cost per pupil: £5
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Changing Nature of Warfare (A Level)

Explore concepts such as total war, industrialisation, mechanised war and the adaptability (or inflexibility) of military tactics from 1792 to 1945.

After exploring the War Gallery students will use our extensive handling collection of arms and armour to construct their own historical narratives and develop their own interpretations of the changing nature of warfare.

Exam Links: OCR A Level History A: Changing Nature of Warfare 1792–1945
Pearson Edexcel A Level History: The British experience of warfare, c1790–1918 and 37.1 The changing nature of warfare, 1859–1991: perception and reality
Cost per pupil: £5
Duration: 1 hour

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Insight Workshops

These workshops can be tailored to suit your needs.

They follow the same format:
• A guided tour of a relevant section of the museum
• An object handling session

The historical period is up to you, but popular
requests include:

• Tudors
• Napoleonic Wars
• Weapons technology through time

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  • Booking information for those planning an education group visit to the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

  • How to get to Royal Armouries in Leeds.