School tours: Key Stage 4

Drake's Circumnavigation - KS3/4

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


Learning Objectives:

  • What were the motivation for Drake’s Circumnavigation in 1577? Voyage of Exploration or Voyage of Plunder?
  • What can understanding the motivations, nature and outcomes of the voyage teach us about the Early Modern world?
  • 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