This NEW course, led by our noted examiner and A Level writer Robin Bunce, focuses on how to address the key teaching challenges of Pearson’s A level History Coursework.

  • Analysing the unique challenges of the Coursework, you will receive strategies for teaching this well, to prepare students fully for the detailed requirements of the Coursework assessment.
  • Delegates will gain ideas on how to plan their course, take away new approaches for ensuring that students can produce excellent essays that meet the specific requirements of the Coursework, and the new teaching approaches and ideas for excellent analysis and evaluation of the works of historians.


  • Gain critical insight into the complexity needed for assessment and success in Pearson A level History Coursework
  • Understand how to design, and deliver the coursework, to meet Pearson’s requirements
  • Engage with new ideas, approaches to motivate, inspire and challenge students
  • Develop practical strategies to stretch and challenge students to succeed when studying the Coursework
  • Obtain examiner-led insight into what makes for high quality essays in terms of AO1 and AO3
COURSE DATES Online | Wednesday 28 April 2021
Online | Friday 09 July 2021
  • All teachers of Pearson’s A Level History
  • Teachers who specialise in Pearson’s Coursework
  • Teachers looking to move to Pearson’s A level History
  • Heads of History
  • Heads of Department for History l History NQTs
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • 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 – 10.45am
Understanding the Coursework

  • Understanding the Coursework’s relationship to the rest of the A Level
  • Latest moderator’s feedback on student performance and on the role of teachers
  • Getting on top of the administration

10.45 – 11.05 am
Discussion: coffee break

11.05 – 12.05pm
The Role of the Teacher in the Edexcel coursework

  • Approaches for setting the coursework question
  • Tackling ‘the works’, what is their role in the Coursework Assignment
  • The role of the teacher, and the role of the student in the early phase of the project
  • What Centres can do, and what they can’t
  • Understanding the significance of the Resource Record Sheet

12.05 – 1.00pm
Strategies for teaching

  • Understanding the two essential approaches to the Course
  • Designing an appropriate Skills Course
  • Delivering a Taught Course
  • Supervising students
  • Strategies for monitoring student progress

1.00 – 2.00pm
Lunch and informal discussion

2.00 – 2.45pm
Marking and Moderating

  • Understanding the Mark Scheme
  • Gain an understanding of the teacher’s role, what they must do, what they must not do
  • How to give appropriate and helpful feedback
  • Understanding the marking and moderation process

2.45 – 3.00pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

3.00 – 3.45 pm
Marking sample student responses

  • Looking at levels of response
  • How to apply the mark scheme

3.45 / 4.00pm: Depart

Dr Robin Bunce

With more than ten years’ teaching experience, he has been leader of History at Long Road Sixth Form College, and a senior examiner for a major exam board. Robin is also the author of a number of History text books for publishers including Hodder and Pearson. Beyond A Level, Robin has contributed to the Runnymede Trust’s initiatives to diversify the curriculum, and he is pursuing historical research at Homerton College, University of Cambridge.

Rhea Green

With 10 years’ teaching experience, Rhea has held roles in both subject and faculty leadership and examining roles in GCSE and A Level History. She has recently completed an MSt in Advanced Subject Teaching in History with a thesis focus on improving the teaching of exam skills to raise achievement.