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Key Stage 4 History: Maximising Performance at GCSE

How better learning activities linked to types of exam questions is the key to better results

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This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: History teachers and heads of department keen to maximise the achievement of students at key stage 4.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7632WW

This course will help you get to grips with the demands of the new GCSE History course, and explore techniques that will help your students feel more confident in the examination. You will also learn some simple, tried and tested effective techniques that really do maximise progress.

  • Base lessons around the exam, not the content
  • Enhance History examination skills
  • Develop effective revision techniques
  • Understand the new Historic Environment requirements


The Examination
  • What’s new?
  • Where to start?
  • Assessment objectives
Developing essential skills
  • Why take notes?
  • Teaching strategies
  • Peer assessment
Using evidence — sources and interpretations
  • Developing evidence skills – primary and secondary sources
  • Interpretations
  • Strategies for success
Historic environment and revision techniques
  • Historic environment – demands and strategies
  • Effective SMART revision
  • Review and share
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