ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

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 NEW 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.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • 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
CONFERENCE DATE London Wednesday 27 February 2019
CONFERENCE CODE 7186
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference

 

1

10.25 – 10.35am: Welcome and Introduction: Mark Gosling

2

10.35 – 11.10am: The Legacy of the First World War to 1930: Richard Evans

World renowned historian Professor Evans explores this crucial period of German History

  • Obtain excellent insights into current thinking on how Germany’s defeat affected its society
  • Evaluate the legacy of Versailles to Germany in the 1920s
  • Join in with a unique presentation on the strengths of Weimar and unresolved tensions
  • Review issues of continuity and change in 1920s Weimar Germany
3

11.10 – 11.20am: Question and Answer session: Richard Evans, Keith Milne

  • A rare chance to put questions directly to our leading historian
4

11.20 – 11.50am: Workshop on effective evaluation of Historical Sources: Richard Evans, Keith Milne

  • What are the skills examiners expect to see that gain the highest marks?
  • Review responses to see what differentiates top from mid-level responses
  • Marking exercise for students, with model answers to take away
  • Question a leading historian and examiner about analysing historical sources
5

11.50 – 12.10pm: Break

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

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

  • Enhance your subject understanding as our experts debate this controversial period of German historian
  • Consider the importance of Hitler’s leadership and the failure of German politicians
  • Explore how Nazi policies and actions affected the public
  • Review attitudes within Germany and support for the Nazis
  • Join the debate as your questions are answered by our expert panel
7

12.40 - 1.10pm: Lunch

8

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
9

1.25 – 2.10pm: The impact of the Second World War on of German society: Neil Gregor

  • Our leading historian evaluates the impact on Germany of the Second World War
  • Obtain the latest insights on this area of the specification, boosting the quality of exam answers
  • Explore the Nazi war state and its impact on the people of Germany
  • What was the legacy of the Nazi State for Germany?
10

2.10 – 2.20pm: Question and Answer session: Neil Gregor, Keith Milne

  • Put your question to our expert historians
11

2.20 – 3.10pm: Workshop - The key to excellent essays Neil Gregor, Keith Milne

Guidance on essay planning, structure, content, and balance

  • Good essay practice: example activities to help you to improve your responses
  • How to integrate your wider reading into your revision
  • Unique opportunity to question a leading historian and examiner about essay writing techniques
12

3.10 – 3.20 pm: Final Top Tips and close

  • Excellent suggestions on how to use revision tools, including the specification, for optimum exam performance
  • A reminder of the key lessons and advice provided during the day

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