This exciting, interactive and refreshed Pearson Edexcel GCSE History programme will provide students with a motivational, informative and valuable revision day.  Specially designed by practicing senior examiners, the day will give your students expert advice, guidance and examples on how to improve their performance in their examinations.


  • A refreshed Pearson Edexcel GCSE History conference for 2020, covering the key topics and skills required to succeed on every question type
  • Fully interactive day, engaging, informative; the specification brought to life in engaging sessions
  • Expert guidance from examiners on improving performance in the four different exam paper sections
  • Take away a new set of notes which give excellent revision advice and demonstrate the levels required for success
 DATE AND LOCATION  London | Wednesday 11 March 2020
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference



Welcome and Introductions: What students did well in 2019

  • What students did well in 2019 – and how to match it
  • What students need to develop to improve

 10.25 – 10.55am
Questions and Question Types and their demands

  • Utility questions – question focus, using context well, developing provenance
  • Write an account questions- the signposts to success
  • The explain why question – how to structure an answer to succeed in the exams
  • The 16 mark questions – the 2 sided response
  • The interpretations questions – what is an interpretation and what do examiners want?
  • How much knowledge is needed and how to use it

10:55 – 11:35am 
Succeeding in Paper 1

  • Explaining – what do students need to do in these questions
  • How far questions – weighing up – how to demonstrate this skill in the exam
  • How to cover change over time and factors
  • Developing knowledge – Spot the mistake quiz
  • Developing knowledge: example answer – what can be removed and what can be added… how much is needed to gain the marks

11.35 – 11.55am
Break – Quiz Box
submit your questions to our examiners for a prize

11.55 – 12.35pm
Achieiving well in Paper 2

Section A

  • Consequences – how to develop analysis and structure a response
  • Narrative account – hexagons / dominos

Section B

  • The explain why question – common to paper 1,2 and 3
  • The how far question – producing a balanced response under pressure

12.35 – 1.05pm

 1.05– 1.15pm
Quiz Box with the examiners

1.15 – 1:55pm
Paper 3 – interpretations  

  • Developing utility –producing a non-stereotypical response to achieve the highest levels
  • How far do you agree with the interpretation? Top examiner tips on reaching the highest mark bands
  • Structuring a response

1.55 – 2.35pm
Using the mark scheme – be like an examiner

  • Analysing exemplars and walking through responses
  • What students need to know and do to reach Grades 7 to 9

2.35 – 2.45pm

 2.45 – 3.15pm
Workshop Revision strategies that really work

  • Remembering facts and using them: 5 a day retrieval practice
  • Student Exercise: matching activity
  • Questioning – student task
  • Improving memory skills: the active revision cycle task
  • ‘Look, cover, write, check’ grids

Final top tips and reminders

How to use these ideas in practice – what students should do after today

Jayne Mackay

Student £25+VAT

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

GCSE History Edexcel