DATE: Thursday 24 September 2020 | 4pm

CODE: 7677


Provide your students with a final boost in their exam preparation, with this focused one-hour webinar on the specific requirements of Pearson Edexcel A Level History Paper 1.


  • Understanding of how to approach interpretations
  • Focus on what makes an excellent Breadth essay – and pitfalls to avoid
  • An insight in the standards expected by the examiners with specific references to recent Examiner Reports
  • Practical tips on how to plan answers
  • Ideas on how to write detailed, yet concise essays in examination conditions.


Welcome, introductions and sound check

4.05pm  – Part 1: Dealing with interpretations

  • Definition time! ‘Interpretations’ and ‘Convincing’
  • Effective structures in timed conditions: writing frames, sentence starters and judgements
  • Looking at the validity of historical arguments
  • How to use contextual knowledge to achieve higher grades
  • Useful phrases for students to use in their answers

4.35pm  – Part 2: Breadth essays

  • What makes an outstanding essay
  • Ensuring you have made a judgment and supported it throughout.
  • Avoiding common pitfalls in your answer

5:00pm – Finish 


All students of Pearson Edexcel A-level History

Alana Britton

Alana is an experienced examiner and Head of History, with ten years experience as Head of Department and over twenty years teaching experience in range of educational contexts. She is a Senior Examiner with a leading examination board in addition to being a moderator and examiner for various boards. She has acted as a Subject Reviewer for the CCEA and Ofqual, and has presented at GCSE student conferences.