ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE
This exciting, interactive and new A level Pearson Edexcel A-level 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.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- A new conference for 2020, with the latest information on how students can succeed
- Fully interactive day, engaging, informative; the specification brought to life in engaging sessions
- Expert guidance from examiners on improving performance in the exam papers and coursework components.
- Take away a new set of notes which give excellent revision advice and demonstrate the levels required for success
|DATE AND LOCATION||London | Monday 25 November 2019|
|IN-SCHOOL||You can also book this as an In-School Conference|
10:25 – 10:35am
Welcome and Introduction
Paper 1: Breadth Study with Interpretations – Tackling the Interpretations Questions
- Definition time! ‘Interpretations’ and ‘Convincing’
- Effective structures in timed conditions: writing frames, sentence starters and judgements
- Looking at the validity of historical arguments
- What do B, A and A* work on historical interpretations look like
Paper 1: Breadth Essay Questions
- What makes an outstanding essay
- Ensuring you have made a judgment and supported it throughout.
- Avoiding common pitfalls in your answer
- Submit your questions on Edexcel A Level History to our expert panel
Depth Study: Tackling Source Questions for the Depth Study
- What are the skills examiners expect to see on sources to gain high marks?
- How to judge utility in a source
- Distinguishing between information and opinion
- Balancing content and provenance in your answer
- Integrating context with evaluation
- Review responses to questions to see what differentiates top from mid-level responses
Ask the expert
- The experts answer the questions submitted by the students, with a prize for the best
Paper 2: Answering Depth Essay Questions
- Structuring your answer – Ensuring you have made a judgment and supported it throughout.
- Dealing with focus of the question
- Balancing factors in your answer
- How essay planning, structure and content lead to higher marks: what examiners expect to see at grades B to A*
- How to integrate your wider reading into revision to make exam answers stand out
Paper 3: Themes in Breadth with Aspects in Depth
- Identifying what are you being asked to do in
- What is valid criteria – helping make a judgement
- How to structure your answer.
The key to writing high quality coursework
- Choosing a suitable title
- Finding appropriate resources
- Applying appropriate criteria to evaluate interpretations
- Model paragraphing
Keith has 25 years of teaching experience in a wide range of schools and 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, whilst studying for a PhD in European History, he has written and also advised on a number of textbooks for A Level History students. He is a highly experienced Principal Examiner and Principal Moderator for a major examination body, leading a large number of very popular online and face-to-face conferences detailing the routes to exam success for all A Level students.
Dr Anna Whitelock FRHistS
British historian and academic, specialising in the Tudors and public history. She is director of the London Centre for Public History and Heritage at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Dr Jenni Hyde
Dr Jenni Hyde is a member of the history department at Lancaster University, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton and Associate Vice-President of the Historical Association. Her 2018 monograph, ‘Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England’ (Routledge) focusses on how news of female monarchs, Protestantism and the economy and was spread through simple songs during the period often known as the mid-Tudor crisis.
One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT