Monday 15 March 2021 – 4pm

 CODE: 8099


Give your students the best possible opportunity to succeed on their AQA Paper 2 Section B option – Preparing for the Kenilworth Castle Historic Environment Study. This course will provide specific guidance on how to boost their grade on the most difficult topics and question types. The session includes practical guidance on how students can be best prepared for the Kenilworth Castle Historic Environment Study.
A  set of notes will be sent in advance for teachers to use with their students and students can use after the webinar to improve their examination revision.

This interactive webinar will provide your students with:

  • Practical tips on making complex and challenging topic areas more engaging and relevant
  • An understanding of how to approach interpretations with a focus on likely areas of debate
  • An appreciation of what ‘Importance’ means with a broader focus Elizabethan England as a whole
  • Clear guidance on how to apply their knowledge thoroughly, yet concisely
  • Ideas on how to manage their Kenilworth Castle studies effectively and tactically


4.00 pm Welcome

4.05 pm Building up to Kenilworth Castle

  • The problem of marriage and succession, with a special focus on Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
  • Governing Elizabethan England-the role and importance of the Royal Court and Progresses
  • The Golden Age of Elizabethan England
  • A quick guide to approaching the examination questions effectively
  • Explaining the importance of Catholic plots and rebellions

4:55 pm Short break

5:00 pm Effective preparation for the Kenilworth Castle essay question

  • Kenilworth Castle: an introduction to the site
  • How typical of her royal progresses was Elizabeth’s visit to Kenilworth Castle in 1575?
  • Dudley’s motives for remodelling Kenilworth Castle
  • Kenilworth Castle: possible examination questions and helpful hints.

5:45 pm Time for questions.

Huw Dickson

Huw is an experienced History teacher with 18 years’ experience of teaching History in England and Wales. He is currently head of History at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls where is History is one of the most popular and successful subjects at GCSE and A-Level.