This history conference will provide students with a highly valuable and motivational revision day. The conference will provide varied, interactive sessions throughout the day that focus on key content and exam skills.

Students will hear from leading historians on Russian history and receive high quality advice, guidance and examples from a senior examiner for producing examination answers that hit the highest levels. The conference is designed for students of all examination boards. The course has been updated with lessons from previous examinations and also the experiences of lockdown to make sure your students are fully equipped for 2022.



  • Hear first-hand from distinguished, renowned historians
  • Benefit from a high quality, informed, interesting enrichment event which also serves as a revision day for students of all exam boards
  • Gain first hand advice, guidance and examples from practising  senior examiners to support you in producing high quality exam answers
  • Develop an understanding of what examiners are looking for in top level responses
  • Reinforce understanding of key themes and topics
  • Interactive examiner workshops on key exam questions
  • Find out about the latest academic thinking on this theme
  • Get a full set of conference notes, with examination tips and example answers


CONFERENCE DATE London | Thursday 03 March 2022
  • All A Level History students
  • Heads of History
  • Interested Humanities teachers
IN-SCHOOL You can also book sections of this conference as an in-school conference
  • A Revision set of notes for all students


10:25 – 10:35am: Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Keith Milne

10:35 – 11:15am: Henry VII and the establishment of the dynasty 1485-1509

Professor Suzannah Lipscombe

  • The problems of a usurper king. England in 1485
  • To what extent was there strong and stable government by 1509?
  • How valid is it to suggest that the importance of rebellion under Henry VII has been exaggerated?

11:15 – 11:45am: Examiner Workshop: How to crack the evaluation of interpretations. The Nature of Royal Government

Dr. Keith Milne

  • What examiners are really looking for to prove understanding rather than simple comprehension of an interpretation?
  • How to spot and to evaluate the main thesis or thrust of an extract focusing on an extract based on Royal Government.
  • The ideal structure for an evaluation answer; exactly what is meant by a subsidiary interpretation.
  • Examples of excellent responses at the highest level of award.

11:45 – 12:05pm: Break

Students get the opportunity to submit their questions on Tudor History to our expert panel

12:05 – 12:45pm: An English Revolution? Henry VIII – continuity and change

Professor Suzannah Lipscombe

  • How far had a reformed church in England been established by 1547?
  • The king and his wives – a consistent approach by Henry?
  • To what extent did the use of chief ministers and the Reformation Parliament fundamentally alter the government of England?

12:45 – 3:25pm: Lunch

13:25 – 13:45pm: Ask the Expert

The experts answer the questions submitted by the students

13:45 – 14:25pm: A period of instability and crisis? England 1547 to 1563

Professor Susan Doran

  • How far was the issue of succession the greatest challenge of all?
  • There can have been no crisis as there was so little popular rebellion – how valid is this view?
  • Edward and Mary were merely the victims of unfortunate circumstance – how far is this a valid view?

14:25 – 15:00pm: Examiner Workshop: The key to outstanding essays, Elizabeth the Surprising Queen

Dr Keith Milne

  • Exactly what should be done to achieve the higher levels and to extend student performance when discussing Queen Elizabeth.
  • The ideal essay structure and how it drives an excellent, consistent judgement
  • Practical direction on how to integrate knowledge into an argument.
  • Establishing the answer – outstanding introductions and their importance at the higher levels

15:00 – 15.40pm: Elizabeth, The Golden Age? 1563 -1603.

Professor Susan Doran

  • How far was Elizabeth’s greatest political triumph her effective control of the Privy Council?
  • How far did Elizabeth’s relationship with Parliament change?
  • How far was there more continuity than change in the treatment of the poor?
  • The Elizabethan Settlement was successfully established by 1603 – how far do you agree with this view?

Dr Keith Milne

Keith Milne has over 25 years of teaching experience in a wide range of maintained and independent schools and he 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, Keith has written and also advised on a number of textbooks for A Level students. Keith is a highly experienced Principal Examiner and Principal Moderator for a major examination body.

Professor Suzannah Lipscomb

Professor Suzannah Lipscomb is an historian, author, broadcaster, and award-winning professor of history at the University of Roehampton. Suzannah’s research focuses on the sixteenth century, both on English and French history. She works on Henry VIII and the early Tudor court, and is especially interested in the intersection of religious, gender, political, social, and psychological history. This has led her to write about Henry VIII’s annus horribilis, 1536; Anne Boleyn’s fall; and the creation of Henry V111’s last will and testament.

Students £25+VAT

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