History KS3 / GCSE: The women of World War One

Kate Adie examines the role of women in World War One and how the conflict changed women's lives and rights for ever.

Topics include:

  • The suffragette movement
  • Women's war work during World War One
  • Women in sport and football during the war
  • Medicine and health roles for women during the conflict
  • Women in police force
  • The changes for women's lives in post-World War One Britain

These clips are from the BBC TV series Kate Adie's Women of World War One.

Suitable for: History at KS3, KS4/GCSE, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland. Also at Third Level, Fourth Level, National 4 and National 5 in Scotland.

This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, CCEA GCSE and SQA.

Some clips may contain upsetting scenes teacher review is recommended prior to use in class.

How the suffragette movement changed at the start of WW1
How the first women gained the right to vote in 1918
How women joined the war effort in World War One
How women's football thrived in World War One
Women in medicine and health in World War One
The rise of the girls' night and the first women's police force in WW1