This new course is intended for teachers looking for ways to improve student attainment and prepare all students for exam success in Pearson/Edexcel GCSE History. Delivering a highly demanding specification whilst ensuring student interest and engagement over two years is not without its challenges and this course will consider these in turn so that teachers, and by extension students, can feel more confident.
GCSE History teaching requires long term strategic planning to make the most out of the time available. As such, the first half of this course will be split in two. It will look first at strategies aimed specifically at Year 10, helping students to manage the step up from Key Stage 3 and the new learning challenges that GCSE brings. It will then focus on Year 11 and techniques to develop students’ approach to the exams. The second half will focus in more detail on areas vital for raising attainment – using sources and interpretations, revision exam preparation; assessment and feedback.
This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.
Malcolm Chandler was Chief Examiner for GCSE History for twenty years and has been leading courses for teachers and students since 1998, throughout England and Wales, but also in Europe and Dubai. He aims to simplify the demands of GCSE History for both teachers and students by avoiding ‘jargon’ and using straightforward terminology.
He believes that the best way of teaching history and improving results is to set clear, manageable targets for students and to enable them to feel ‘part of the process’.
Many schools that have adopted the approaches and techniques that he recommends have seen significant improvements in examination grades in relatively short spaces of time.