This NEW conference, is designed in the light of the 2018 examinations. The revamped conference will focus on challenging areas, how to boost grades and how to meet the demands of the questions for examination success in 2019.

This conference will provide students with a motivational revision day, at which you will hear presentations from leading historians and be given high quality advice, guidance and examples which will assist you to produce examination answers of the highest levels.

The conference is designed for students of all examination boards.


  • An exciting interactive opportunity to gain advice and guidance from expert historians and a senior examiner
  • Activities throughout on key themes and topics, all linked directly to the exam papers
  • Interactive examiner workshops to improve performance in the exams
  • Obtain the latest ideas about the period, helping students to stand out in exams
  • Get a full set of conference notes, with examination tips and example answers
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference


10.25 – 10.35am
Welcome and Introduction: Keith Milne

10.35 – 11.20am
The Legacy of the First World War to 1930 in Germany: Richard Evans

  • The context for the establishment of the Weimar Constitution and its impact
  • The legacy of Versailles and the Peace Settlement: expectations, reality and problems
  • How Germany’s defeat affected its society: economic and social issues
  • Political instability and extremism – how Weimar dealt with risings on the left and right throughout its existence
  • Continuity and change in 1920s Weimar Germany and the appeal of Nazism and Communism

11.20 – 11.50am
Effective evaluation of Historical Sources on Germany: Keith Milne

  • What are the skills examiners expect to see on primary sources on Weimar Germany that gain the highest marks?
  • Review responses to questions on Weimar Germany see what differentiates top from mid-level responses
  • Marking exercise for students, with model answers to take away demonstrating how to achieve grades A and A*
  • Work with real student responses to see what examiners are looking for when they mark exams

11.50 – 12.10pm

  • Submit your questions on 20th Century German History to our expert panel

12.10 – 12.40pm
Debate: How and why did the Nazis gain and maintain power? Richard Evans, Neil Gregor, Keith Milne

  • The importance of Hitler’s leadership: tactics and fortunes of extremist parties
  • ‘Backstairs intrigue’ and the failure of German politicians: Hindenburg, Papen, Schleicher
  • Hitler’s consolidation of power and the ‘Terror State’: the nature of Nazi government
  • Review attitudes within Germany and support for the Nazis – the extent of totalitarianism and the limits of opposition

12.40 – 1.10pm

1.10 – 1.25pm
Ask the Experts: Richard Evans, Neil Gregor, Keith Milne

  • The experts answer the questions submitted by the students, with a prize for the best

1.25 – 2.20pm
The impact of the Second World War on of German society: Neil Gregor

  • Overview of the Nazi state by 1945 and its impact on the people of Germany
  • De-Nazification and the nature of support for democracy
  • The constitutional and legal response to political extremism
  • What was the legacy of the Nazi State for Germany?

2.20 – 3.20pm
The key to excellent essays on German history: Keith Milne

  • How to write high quality essays on 20th Century Germany, using examples on the Nazi State
  • Analysing the question – examine a sample question to on Nazi Germany to establish the key aspects to consider
  • How essay planning, structure and content lead to higher marks: what examiners expect to see on German History at grades B to A*
  • How to integrate your wider reading into revision to make exam answers stand out
  • Excellent essay practice: students improve example responses to understand what the examiners want

Professor Richard Evans

Professor Richard Evans is Regius Professor of History and President of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. His general area of research interest is modern German and European history, particularly social and cultural history since the mid-nineteenth century. He has published (Penguin publ) a large-scale history of the Third Reich in three volumes. Over the years, his work has won the Wolfson Literary Award for History, the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine, the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, and the Hamburg Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society, and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and Birkbeck College, London. His most recent book is on British historians and the European Continent and he is currently completing a book on the years 1815-1914 for the Penguin History of Europe.

Professor Neil Gregor

Professor Neil Gregor is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Southampton. His research interests range widely across 20th century German history, and have encompassed, at various points, aspects of business history, social history, cultural history and literary studies, along with historiography.  He has published widely on Nazi Germany and its legacy, including Haunted City: Nuremberg and the Nazi Past (Yale University Press) which shared the Frankel Prize for Contemporary History in 2008.

Keith Milne

Keith has 25 years of teaching experience in a wide range of schools and is currently Head of History in a large and very successful department of eleven full-time teachers. In addition to lecturing part time at university, whilst studying for a PhD in European History, he has written and also advised on a number of textbooks for A Level History students. He is a highly experienced Principal Examiner and Principal Moderator for a major examination body, leading a large number of very popular online and face-to-face conferences detailing the routes to exam success for all A Level students.

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT