Outstanding Pearson/Edexcel GCSE History Teaching: How to get across the toughest topics
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This brand-new course will explore the more difficult to teach topics in AQA GCSE History and is designed for all teachers who wish to ensure their students maximise their potential.
By providing a range of fresh and innovative teaching approaches to help students achieve a greater depth of understanding in these areas, the course aims to help teachers foster outstanding teaching, learning and achievement and raise the overall attainment of their classes.
This course aims to explore the toughest topics to teach and for students to engage with on the AQA GCSE History Course and will focus in on 3 units – Germany, USA and WW1, exploring teaching and learning strategies to be utilised across all topic areas.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Gain a deeper understanding of some of the key topics on the Pearson/Edexcel GCSE History
Engage with new teaching resources and strategies for teaching key topics
Receive informed lesson ideas and resources to make delivery easier and more effective
Network with fellow professionals
Clarify any misconceptions in depth and theoretical application
Period Study P4: Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91 (Part 1)
10.00 – 11.00am
How to get across the toughest topics focusing on The origins of the Cold War, 1941–58
Resources, teaching strategies, enrichment opportunities and more
Approaches to teaching Cold War crises – how do you cover the tricky content?
Explaining the toughest concepts
10.50 – 11.10am
Period Study P4: Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91 (Part 2)
11.10 – 12.00pm
Fantastic teaching of The end of the Cold War that prepares for all examination eventualities
How to get across the toughest topics including attempts to reduce tension between East and West and the significance of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Carter Doctrine and the Olympic boycotts
What lessons look like the collapse of the Soviet control of Eastern Europe
An opportunity to ask the presenter
Enrichment opportunities – home learning and more
British Depth Study B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88.
12.00 – 1.00pm
Exploring the toughest topics from within the unit and how to get them across
Focus on Queen, government and religion, 1558–69, what do students struggle with?
Ways to teach this unit with specific reference to Challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad and Elizabethan society in the Age of Exploration
1.00 – 2.00pm
Modern Depth Study 31: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39
2.00 – 2.50pm
How to get across the toughest aspects of The Weimar Republic 1918–29
How deep to teach Hitler’s rise to power and how to apply this in the exam
Explaining the toughest concepts in Nazi control and dictatorship and Life in Nazi Germany
Ways to remember key words and concepts
Afternoon Break & Teachmeet
2.50 – 3.15pm
Teaching and Learning takeaways from across the range of Pearson/Edexcel History units
A chance to network with colleagues
Exam Tactics and Techniques
3.15 – 3.40pm
How to bring all the content together to prepare for the exam
How to embed exam technique for students at different levels
Major pitfalls that can occur in exams and how to avoid them
Revision strategies …. that work
London | Thursday 23 November 2023
London | Wednesday 20 March 2024
Tom Rogers is an experienced teacher and middle leader, having worked in both the UK and internationally as a History teacher, Head of History and latterly Assistant Headteacher. He leads CPD for teachers and History revision sessions for students. His passion is in making schools better places for teachers to work in, inspiring him to write more than 100 blogs for the TES and share his love of teaching with the profession.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Heads of History
Teachers new to Pearson/Edexcel GCSE History
Experienced Teachers of Pearson/Edexcel GCSE History looking for fresh ideas
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course