CODES: 8043, 8044, 8045, 8046

ABOUT THESE WEBINARS:

These webinars offer an opportunity to get students back on track for the demands of GCSE examinations. They show students how to make significant improvements to grades by using the key features of the markschemes. They will explain how to raise all grades from 5 upwards. There will be full coverage of Papers 1 and 3 and special concentration on the Period Study, which has proved of particular difficulty for students.

Schools will be provided with a pack of materials that will cover the issues dealt with during the webinar; this can be duplicated for use by students and also used subsequently in class.

When booking, schools should indicate which British Study is being studied; appropriate materials will be included in the pack for the webinar. All four British Studies will be covered if required: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England; The Reigns of King Richard I and King John; Henry VIII and his ministers and Early Elizabethan England.

BENEFITS OF THESE WEBINARS

  • Help your students to find out more about how to access grades 5 – 9
  • Hear from a GCSE History expert on what the examiner will be expecting to see for a top-level response
  • Develop a range of successful ways to answering the questions
  • Review the content in terms of main themes

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Students of Pearson/Edexcel GCSE History and their teachers

The choices for the Webinar Options are as follows:

8043: Webinar 1: NEW: How to Achieve Grades 5 – 9 in Edexcel GCSE History for Medicine, the British Study, the Period Study (The American West and Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1943-91) and Germany
Thursday 19 November 2020

8044: Webinar 2: NEW: How to Achieve Grades 5 – 9 in Edexcel GCSE History for Medicine, the British Study, the Period Study (The American West and Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1943-91) and the USA
Monday 23 November 2020

8045: Webinar 3:  NEW: How to Achieve Grades 5 – 9 in Edexcel GCSE History for Crime and Punishment, the British Study, the Period Study (The American West and Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1943-91) and Germany
Tuesday 24 November 2020 

8046: Webinar 4: NEW: How to Achieve Grades 5 – 9 in Edexcel GCSE History for Crime and Punishment, the British Study, the Period Study (The American West and Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1943-91) and the USA
Wednesday 25 November 2020

PROGRAMME

Session 1: The Big Picture: grade boundaries; marks; levels and grades.

How will questions be marked?

What do students need to do in order to reach Grades 5 – 9?

Session 2: Questions answered using own knowledge. What is the examiner expecting for a top-level response?

4 mark: ‘Describe’

12 mark: ‘Explain’

16 mark: ‘How far..?’

Session 3: The Period Study, the odd one out! What is the examiner looking for in a good answer?

8 mark: ‘Consequences’ question

8 mark: ‘Account’ question

8 mark: ‘Choice’ question

Session 4: Questions using sources. What is the examiner looking for in a good answer?

4 mark: ‘What can you infer….’

8 mark: How useful…..?’

Session 5: The Interpretations’ Question

How to tackle the 20-mark question.

Malcolm Chandler

Malcolm taught history in comprehensive schools for many years. He was Chief Examiner and Principal Moderator for GCSE History for twenty years. He has run many courses for teachers since 2001 and believes strongly that students should be more involved in their studies. He has worked with students in more than 200 schools helping them to prepare for GCSE and A Level.