Wednesday 16 June 2021 – 4pm

Code: 7998


This webinar will examine the key contextual knowledge necessary for success when teaching the Greek religion unit (H408/31) and how to engage with scholars’ opinions. Coverage will include the key content needed to teach the unit effectively, and the different academic interpretations of the topic. There will be a focus on how students can meet the AO2 requirement for “critical perceptive analysis” of scholarship in their essays on Greek religion. The webinar will also examine exemplar material, looking at how students can use scholarship in their essays to write an effective answer.


  • Find out exactly what is meant by the mark scheme’s requirement to engage with ‘secondary sources, scholars and/or academic works’
  • Take part in a marking exercise using current student essays in order to develop your understanding of how to apply the mark scheme
  • Discover 12 ways in which to get your students to engage with scholars!
  • Gather ideas for how to embed scholars within an understanding of Greek religion
  • Take away specific resources which summarise the main issues that you need to cover in teaching the H408/31.


  • All teachers of A-Level Classical Civilisation


4.00 pm Welcome and sound check for all delegates

4:05-4:20pm  Presentation on key principles of coverage for the unit

4:20-4:35pm  Activity You will have been sent some student essays in advance of the webinar, and we will discuss the marks for these, along with tips on how to apply the mark scheme.

4:35-4:50pm Presentation Current scholarship on Greek religion, with an overview of the main areas of debate.

4:50-5:05 pm  Summary  12 ways in which to get your students to engage with scholars – a collection of tips and ideas to save you time and also to engage your students!

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson is an experienced examiner and Director of Humanities, with over 25 years teaching experience of both Classical Civilisation and History. He teaches around 80 A level Classical Civilisation students each year. He has a particular interest in innovative strategies for improving student performance, especially using a range of digital platforms.  He is the author of a number of Ted-Ed videos on Classical Civilisation, which have now been viewed over 5 million times.