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 get high quality advice, guidance and examples from senior examiners, to help improve the quality of your exam answers.

This brand new conference is intended for all Year 11 and Year 10 GCSE students studying with Edexcel; Year 9 students could also benefit from the experience.


  • Exciting activities and resources to boost student exam performance
  • Gain first-hand advice from experienced examiners on the skills required to achieve high grades across GCSE History
  • Work on focused activities in exam workshops to help students of all abilities reach their full potential
  • Reinforce knowledge and understanding of the Edexcel exam content
  • Get a full set of conference notes, with examination tips and example answers to strengthen your revision
CONFERENCE DATES London Friday 15 February 2019
Manchester Thursday 28 February 2019
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference



10.15 – 10.20am: Welcome and Introduction


10.20 – 10.50am: Workshop Revision strategies that really work

  • Excellent Ideas and tips to help remember facts and use them properly
  • Student activity: What’s the same? How to link ideas and methods across the papers
  • Mind mapping exercise on key content, to practise knowledge recall

10.50 – 11.20am: Paper 1 Section A – Medicine

  • Timeline activity
  • Learn what examiners want to see in continuity and change answers
  • Take a close look at how to consider surgery, medicine and public health over time
  • Comparison exercise with example answers, to demonstrate the difference between mid and high level responses

11.20 – 11.50am: Examiners debate – what was the most important factor?

  • The examiners consider different factors for a medicine question – students decide on the conclusion!
  • How to do the same in an examination: look at a sample answer to see

11.50 – 12.00pm: Break

  • Quiz Box submit your questions to our examiners for a prize

12.00 – 12.30pm: How to produce an excellent Historic Environment answer

  • Expert advice on how to use the site and subject knowledge to get high marks in this question
  • Role play on the Historic Environment: what can the site tell us?
  • Mark example answers to see what makes an excellent response
  • Students can ask our experts how to produce excellent answers on the Historic Environment

12.30 – 1.00pm: Lunch


1.00 – 1.30pm: Paper 2 Section A

  • How to link points from across a period: our examiner shows you, using Henry VIII as an example
  • Students brainstorm links on religion, foreign policy and government across Henry’s reign, to strengthen exam technique
  • Improve these answers student exercise

1.30 – 2.00pm: Paper 2 Section B – how to produce excellent answers

  • Using the Normans as an example, our examiner considers the structure of a ‘Good answer’
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Group work on how to answer a question
  • Quiz – what have we learned so far

2.00 – 2.30pm: How to write great answers on historical sources

  • Excellent answers to utility questions: what do students need to do
  • Answering questions on different types of sources – expert advice on what to look for
  • Work in pairs on a question to see what students can get wrong and how to avoid it

2.30 – 2.45pm: Quiz Box with the examiners

  • Your questions answered
  • Answers to the student quiz

2.45 – 3.15pm: How to answer questions on the Interpretations - Paper 3 Section B

  • How to break down an interpretation and get top marks
  • Student activity – which answer is the best and why?
  • Using skills such as skim and scan to improve written answers
  • Learn how to use your contextual knowledge to the best marks

3.15 – 3.25pm: Final top tips and reminders and MC

Malcolm Chandler

Experienced former chief examiner and conference presenter

Andrew Wren

History Education Consultant, former Humanities Adviser and honorary Fellow of the Historical Association

Jeremy Butt

Jeremy is a very experienced presenter and examiner, as well as working as a teacher and Head of Department at an Outstanding School for the last 14 years

Student £25+VAT

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