Monday 15 March 2021

CODE: 8012


This webinar will provide detailed support for those studying Germany 1890 – 1945 for AQA GCSE History. The session will consolidate the essential points of this option, strengthening understanding; it will unpick the six types of examination questions and demonstrate how to get the best answers. The session will give advice and guidance to those aiming to achieve high quality answers and therefore, top band marks.

The session will also be very useful as preparation for upcoming mock exams


  • Review the content in terms of the main themes and outline chronology
  • Revise essential terminology
  • Develop a range of successful ways of answering the interpretations questions (1-3)
  • Improve understanding of how to access the top marks in Questions 4-6 of the exam paper.
  • Gain insight into what AQA examiners are looking for at the highest grades


4 p.m. Welcome and introduction.

4.05 p.m.  Germany 1890-1945 : chronology and themes

  • Revise chronology and key dates –  a reminder of the key points
  • Consider themes that run through the history, including key terminology.
  • Keeping in period – the avoidance of inappropriate references.

4.20 p.m Interpretations : How to approach Questions 1-3 on the question paper

  • Focus on Question 1 – and how to write an effective brief answer.
  • Focus on Question 2 – and how to write an effective brief answer.
  • Focus on Question 3 – and how to write an effective developed answer.

4.40 p.m.Effective revision on how to tackle Questions 4-6 on the Question Paper

  • Excellent answers on the essay question – what an effective answer looks like
  • Excellent responses to “Describe……” and to “write an account….. “ questions.

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.