This NEW course is designed for all teachers of Edexcel A level Politics who wish to ensure that their students are prepared for success in their exams. This course combines a review of course delivery, an update on UK Politics to ensure your students are fully up to date in preparation for the exam, plus marking activities to confirm that your students are on track to achieve high grades.


  • An opportunity to review your teaching of the new specification
  • Includes a UK Politics update to help you revise with your students for the Paper 1 and 2 exams
  • Focus on assessment objectives and level based marking to help your students gain top marks
  • Update your teaching activities and scheme of work for improved teaching
  • Take away a resource pack of teaching materials
COURSE DATES Manchester Friday 25 January 2019
London Monday 04 February 2019
  • Teachers of the new Edexcel Politics specification
  • Heads of Department
  • NQTs
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 – 11.15am: Looking back: Review of the first two years of teaching UK Politics

  • Discussion: what is going well, what needs improving
  • SOW review – how to meet the demands of the new specification to ensure student progress
  • Tricky areas: what these are, how best to teach them and what we can learn from the 2018 AS exams

11.15 – 11.30am: Discussion: coffee break


11.30 – 12.00pm: Looking forward: resources, assessment and planning of UK Politics

  • Updating your students – UK Politics 2018/19
  • Teaching ideas (resource pack)

12.00 – 1.00pm: Political ideas

  • Content review and how best to approach this area
  • Teaching ideas and techniques which stretch and challenge

1.00 – 2.00pm: Lunch and informal discussion


2.00 – 3.00pm: Assessment for Papers 1 and 2

  • Assessment objectives and level based marking – why these matter and how to ensure students stay on track
  • Marking activities to demonstrate the standard and for use with students
  • Review of assessment criteria and how to teach exam technique to students for high marks

3.00 – 3.45pm: Revision and resources

  • How to revise Paper 1 and 2 effectively and make sure students are working to the Edexcel standard
  • Useful new resources that allow students to shine in the exams
  • Ensuring students stay up to date – teaching methods

3.45 – 4.00pm: Final questions and departure

Jessica Hardy

Jessica has over 20 years of experience of teaching Edexcel Politics in a variety of settings, senior examiner, online editor and regular contributor to Politics Review Magazine and author of the new Edexcel Student guide to Political Ideas and Political ideas workbook (Hodder).

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Clare Stansfield

An experienced Head of Department at a sixth form college and now at Francis Holland School. She is Principal examiner in A level History for a major exam board, a regular contributor to Politics Review Magazine (both print and online) and co-author of Political Ideas workbook (Hodder).

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