This revised conference will provide students with an invaluable, motivational and engaging day, at which students will get first hand practical examination boost, advice and guidance from current examiners on how to improve exam performance in all sections of the exam. The conference is exam board specific to Pearson Edexcel, and all examples, activities, and so on will be taken direct from this exam board.


  • Enabling students to understand the demands of question
  • Explaining the differences between levels of response
  • Techniques for coping with the content
  • Ideas for revision in an inter-active and entertaining environment
DATE & LOCATION London | Wednesday 10 March 2021
IN-SCHOOL You can book this as an In-School Course



10.15 – 10.30am
Introduction and Welcome

10.30 – 11.00am
Levels and Grades in ‘Own Knowledge’ questions

  • What is the examiner looking for in each level?
  • How do Levels match Grades?
  • How students can improve.
  • Scratch sketch
  • Student Activity

Describe, Explain why, How Far?

  • How to answer each style of question at Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Examples using Anglo-Saxon and Norman England and Early Elizabethan England
  • Scratch Sketch
  • Student Activity

11.30 – 11.40am

11.40 – 12.30pm
Medicine in Britain and Crime and Punishment in Britain

  • Stages in Medicine and Crime
  • Factors of change
  • Scratch Sketch
  • Student Activity: tackling a ‘How Far’ question.

12.35 – 1.20pm

Question Box

1.45 – 2.30pm
Levels and Grades in ‘Source’ questions

  • What is the examiner looking for at Levels 1, 2 and 3?
  • Using ‘Own Knowledge’ in ‘Source’ questions
  • Student Activity on Germany

Jayne Mackay is an experienced teacher and Head of Department for 25 years at very high achieving schools. Her department’s results and Ofsted evaluations for her department and individual lessons are consistently high. She has led teacher courses and student revision sessions for a number of years and is a current senior examiner for two leading exam boards at GCSE and A level, as well as visiting schools to provide specification support. She is currently writing a revision guide with strategies and tasks for teachers to use in revision lessons.

Anne Jackson is a highly successful Head of Department, who has prepared students to the very highest levels for the Edexcel GCSE examination for many years. She has extensive experience and understanding in the devising and managing of schemes of work and programmes of assessment to foster student progression. She has delivered INSET at the Schools History Project, the Historical Association and at Euro Clio conferences. Anne has recently been awarded the status of Teacher Fellow of the Historical Association for her work on Conflict, Art and Commemoration. She is also a very experienced trip leader and has organized and led numerous field-trips to Russia, the Ukraine, Westminster, the battlefields of WW1 and the Dordogne.

Student £25+VAT

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