ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is designed for teachers who are new to teaching CIE IGCSE History, or who wish to improve their understanding to enable their students to succeed.  The sessions are designed to improve delegates’ understanding of the CIE IGCSE specification and ensure that students have the best opportunity to maximise their potential grades

The course will also demonstrate practical teaching and learning strategies for incorporating key themes and concepts across all specification components.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Develop teaching resources and strategies for ensuring all students will succeed in CIE IGCSE History
  • Gain exact insight into the skills examiners are looking for
  • Explore practical approaches to incorporating key themes and concepts in lessons.
COURSE DATES Online | Friday 26 March 2021
London | Friday 16 July 2021
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • All teachers of Pearson CIE Cambridge International Examinations GCSE History
COURSE CODE  8473
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

 

10.00 – 11.15am – Overview of GCSE History        

  • How does IGCSE History different from IGCSE?
  • Teacher 100% EAL speakers.
  • Exam board feedback what do students do well and what do they struggle with?
  • Structure of the specifications
  • Preparation at Key Stage 3
  • Approaches to the curriculum
  • Question styles: what do they mean?
  • Mark schemes: how do they operate?

11.15 – 11.35am – Discussion: coffee break

11.35am – 12.30pm – Paper 1 The Depth and Core questions

  • Depth and Core topics what is expected?
  • Detailed analysis of the questions
  • Analysis of content for levels in the markscheme
  • Dealing with the depth of content
  • Activities for use in class
  • Content of Paper 1
  • Reviewing and marking specimen scripts

12.30 – 1.30pm – Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.10pm – Paper 2: Tackling source questions

  • What is expected?
  • Detailed analysis of the questions
  • Innovative approaches to source questions
  • Tackling interpretations
  • Activities for use in class
  • Content of Paper 2
  • Reviewing and marking specimen scripts

2.10 – 2.25pm – Discussion: afternoon tea

2.25 – 3.15pm – Paper 3 the extended Essay

  • Detailed analysis of the questions
  • Analysis of content for levels in the markscheme
  • Dealing with the depth of content
  • Activities for use in class
  • Content of Paper 3
  • Reviewing and marking specimen scripts

Christopher Terry

Christopher Terry is the Academic Director at Keynote Educational, an ex-head teacher and experienced teacher of History. He has been an examiner for History with all the major English exam boards: AQA, Pearson, OCR and the International Baccalaureate. He has also been employed as a teacher trainer with a major Exam board delivering teacher training in History Internationally and in the UK. He also has been a specialist advisor to OFQUAL for History and has been recognised by the Historical Association as an outstanding practitioner. He has made valuable contributions to both educational conferences and has written many educational articles.