Monday 26 April 2021                     

CODE: 8010


Often the summer term can feel like a winding down period for students’ studies. This year this will be acerbated by having to get back into study habits lost during the shutdown.

To support your students’ preparation for Year 13 this webinar will focus on the core themes of The Early Tudors that often prove to be an obstacle in final exams. Taking a challenging topic an expert historian David Ferriby will provide the core learning required with added insight into how these topics are assessed and what is expected of students.  There will be particular focus on tackling exam questions, question types, which teachers can use to check understanding. The webinar is idea for students targeting high grades as it aims to complement, highlight and go over and above classroom studies priming students for success in Year 13.


  • Support students to boost their subject knowledge and tackle with success the exam questions through:
  • Building on knowledge and skills developed in year 12,
  • Filling gaps and encouraging retrieval practice
  • Priming students for success in year 13
  • Focusing on the six key questions and the “breadth” essay questions that are set in the exam.
  • Exploring how to attain A/A* grades in essay writing technique
  • Taking away approaches how to tackle interpretations effectively in the limited time available.


4 p.m – 4.05 p.m The 6 key questions for this breadth study

  • What they are
  • How they can be used to consolidate understanding across the period.
  • How essay questions arise from one or more of these 6 key questions

4.25 p.m Interpretations – Section A of Paper 1.

  • How to approach them in the examination.
  • How to analyse the content of each in relation to the focus of the question.
  • How to plan an answer effectively in the limited time available.

4.50 p.m Essays – Section B of Paper 1.

  • Choosing which to answer and how to plan
  • The effective use of knowledge and of historians.
  • Effective introductions and conclusions.

David Ferriby

Until his retirement from full-time teaching and senior management in a very successful comprehensive school, was active in teaching GCSE and A Level History. In addition he has a wealth of experience in examining for various boards, often in a senior role involving setting papers and supervising teams of examiners. Recently he has been an author for a major publisher at GCSE and A Level and has also acted as Series Editor for various sets of books.