School tours: Key Stage 4

The Spanish Armada - KS3/4

Key Stage KS3, KS4
Price £7.00 per student (one adult per eight students is included in price)
Duration 1 hour


With a focus on key historical debates, our costumed tour guides will take your students around the Golden Hinde to discover life onboard an Elizabethan Galleon and encourage students to apply that knowledge to the context of 1588.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why did Spain send the Armada?
  • What were the events which led to English victory?
  • The ship gives us a glimpse into the ‘lived experience’ aboard an Elizabethan Galleon. How can we use this to enrich our understanding of history?

GCSE Exam Board Links:

  • AQA
    Paper 2 - Shaping the Nation:
    Unit BC Elizabethan England, c. 1568 - 1603
  • Edexcel
    Paper 2 - Period Study and British Depth Study
    Unit B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88
  • OCR
    History B
    Component Group 1: The Elizabethans, 1580—1603