ABOUT THIS COURSE

This exciting course will introduce teachers who are new to teaching the Edexcel GCSE History to innovative teaching methods and strategies which are guaranteed to lead to successful lessons and final results. Our renowned and highly respected expert presenter will take you through the demands of the specification and how to ensure that the content is covered, the standards expected by the exam board and how to ensure that your students’ exam technique is of the highest levels. Written specifically for the Edexcel GCSE in History, this course is a must for any teacher new to this specification.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • The main focus will be on delivering the Edexcel GCSE History in the classroom
  • The structure of the Edexcel GCSE History will be analysed
  • There will be detailed analysis of the content and demands of the questions of the papers
  • The course will look in detail at the issues created by the mark schemes to suggest ways of preparing students for them successfully
  • The demands of questions will be dissected, analysed and discussed
  • Materials will be provided that will allow teachers to tackle the content in innovative and student-friendly ways
  • Materials will be provided with student-friendly terminology and templates for answers at Grades 5-9
COURSE DATE London Thursday 27 June 2019
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • Suitable for NQTs and anyone teaching Edexcel GCSE History for the first time
COURSE CODE 7250
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • 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 – 11.15am
Overview of Edexcel GCSE History

  • How does Edexcel GCSE History operate?
  • Structure of the specification and how that affects your planning and teaching
  • Preparation at Key Stage 3
  • Approaches to teaching the units
  • Concepts: First and Second Order in the classroom
  • Question styles: what do they mean?
  • Mark schemes: how do they operate?
  • Demands of Grades 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9

11.15 – 11.35am
Discussion: coffee break


11.35 – 12.25pm
Extended Writing across the papers

  • Levels 1-4: what is expected?
  • Detailed analysis of the questions
  • Analysis of content for levels in the mark schemes
  • Dealing with the depth of content in your teaching
  • Ideas for lessons to tackle areas of controversy
  • Activities for use in class to ensure student understanding and progress
  • Content of Paper 2
  • Reviewing and marking specimen scripts to see the Edexcel standard

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion


1.30 – 2.10pm
Tackling source and interpretation questions

  • Levels 1-4: what is expected of the students?
  • Detailed analysis of the questions
  • Innovative approaches to teaching source questions
  • Tackling interpretations
  • Ideas for lessons to tackle areas of controversy and engage students in historical debate
  • Explore proven activities for use in class
  • Examine the content of Paper 3
  • Reviewing and marking specimen scripts

2.10 – 2.30pm
Discussion: afternoon tea


2.30 – 3.15pm
The Thematic Study

  • Detailed analysis of the questions
  • Special focus on the ‘account’ question
  • Analysis of content for levels in the mark scheme
  • Dealing with the depth of content – making sure that students retain all the information
  • Ideas for lessons to tackle areas of controversy
  • Teaching Activities
  • Content of Paper 1 and the Edexcel standard
  • Reviewing and marking specimen scripts

3.15 – 3.30pm
Final questions and depart

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.

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