This new course examines closely how to teach, deliver and mark Edexcel A Level History Coursework to the highest levels. The course includes a precise analysis of how to ensure success with the Coursework, encouraging students to enjoy and thrive with historical investigation and develop their historical skills to the highest levels.


  • Increase understanding of the demands of the Coursework, the Assessment Objectives and their significance for setting, writing and marking the Assignment
  • Learn to set the very best questions that encourage high achievement
  • Develop student skills of historical interpretation analysis to produce excellent Coursework
  • Find out how to integrate own knowledge alongside interpretations as part of the Coursework
  • Take away excellent examples of Coursework
COURSE DATE Bring this in school
  • All teachers of Edexcel A Level History who will deliver Coursework
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10.00 – 11.00am
Devising a programme for success

  • Explore the aim of the Edexcel Coursework and how it fits into the overall skills assessment
  • How to develop an outstanding Coursework question
  • Planning the delivery and teaching of the Coursework within a department

11.00 – 11.20am
Discussion: coffee break

11.20 – 12.10pm
The Role of the Teacher in the Edexcel coursework

  • Understanding your role during the different phases of the coursework
  • How to support students effectively
  • Key exam board instructions on the limits of your role

12.10 – 1.00pm
Excellent Coursework: the evaluation and integration of Historical Works

  • How students can find and select works that enable successful answers
  • How to encourage students to research, understand and successfully critique historical interpretations
  • The integration of historical interpretations into a well-structured response

1.00 – 2.00pm
Lunch and informal discussion

2.00 – 2.45pm
Writing the Coursework

  • What the finished product might look like, with examples to demonstrate
  • Understanding the purpose of the draft
  • Guidance regarding feedback

2.45 – 3.00pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

3.00 – 4.00pm
Marking and moderating the Coursework

  • Understanding the Coursework Mark Scheme and how to use it accurately
  • Examples of levelled work to demonstrate the Coursework standard
  • Feedback from 2018 to highlight areas of success and for improvement in Edexcel A Level coursework
  • How to ensure you have a successful internal moderation and appeals policy

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.

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