ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course will provide feedback on the lessons to be learned from the first year of assessment in AQA Politics. The course will provide a platform to discuss what qualities outstanding candidates demonstrated, as well as mistakes and common errors that cost candidates marks. In addition, the course will reflect on what the performance of candidates in 2019 means for teaching and learning in the year ahead.


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Gain a clear understanding of the AQA mark schemes
  • Develop your understanding of what it takes to achieve A*/A grades
  • Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of candidates responses in 2019
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the different demands of questions across all three papers

COURSE DATES Manchester | Monday 11 November 2019
London | Friday 6 December 2019
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • Heads of Humanities
  • Heads of Government & Politics
  • Teachers of AQA A Level Politics
COURSE CODE  7632
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

 

10.00 – 10.50am
Overview of key messages from 2019

  • What skills did the most successful candidates demonstrate?
  • How did candidates cope with the course content?
  • What common errors cost candidates?

 10.50 – 11.10am
Break


11.10 – 12.00pm
Paper 1

  • How did successful candidates approach the different questions?
    • 9 mark
    • 25-mark extract
    • 25 mark essay

12.00 – 1.00pm
Paper 2

  • How did successful candidates approach the different questions?
    • 9 mark
    • 25-mark extract
    • 25 mark essay
  • How should candidates approach the comparative theory question?
  • How should candidates approach the comparative essay question?

 1.00 – 2.00pm
Lunch  


2.00 –  3.00pm
Paper 3

  • How did successful candidates approach the different questions?
    • 9 mark
    • 25-mark extract
    • 25 mark essay
  • How were Key Thinkers used effectively?

3.00 – 4.00pm
Improving exam technique

  • How does the performance of students in 2019 affect our teaching of:
    • the course content?
    • the key skills?
    • examination technique?

3.45 / 4.00pm
Depart

Nick Axon

Nick Axon has taught A-level Politics since 2005. He was Head of Politics, then Head of History & Politics, at Cheadle Hulme School between 2009 and 2016, when he was appointed Head of Sixth Form. He was a Principal Examiner between 2012 and 2019, has contributed to Politics Review and has developed resources for AQA since the development of the new specification.

AQA Politics