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Free GCSE CPD afternoon focusing on planning the Elizabethan British Depth Study and a TEACH MEET

Improving the quality of your 9-1 History GCSE provision FREE CPD Afternoon 30/6/17 @University of Sussex

Planning and teaching British Depth Study on Elizabethan England:  by Alec Fisher

Need inspiration and ideas to raise motivation levels and standards for the new 9-1 GCSEs?

This free event is a must for all history teachers and leaders.

We are delighted that Alec Fisher has agreed share his thoughts, ideas and examples on how to effectively plan and teach the Elizabethan aspect of the British Depth Study.

Numerous classroom based examples will be used which could be applied to all relevant 9-1 GCSE courses.

Alec has written history resource cupboard’s Elizabethan lessons for Edexcel and for AQA so Alec knows a thing or two about how best to structure, plan and teach this unit.


Come along and share your 9-1 teaching ideas and tips. Let’s work together to share best practice. If you have an idea or technique to share you simply need to register that you would like to contribute on the registration form and bring along your idea ready to present.


12.45 – 1.15 – Refreshments, welcome and introductions

1.15 – 3.00 – How to plan and teach an engaging and challenging Elizabethan England depth study – Alec Fisher

3.00 – 3.15 – Refreshments

3.15 – 4.30 –  GCSE TEACH MEET

4.30 –  Close and refreshments

How to book: Click on this link and fill out the form: https://goo.gl/forms/Xk2pOeNNsAvmMpSo2

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Teaching GCSE History

This course proved really popular.

Led by History Resource Cupboard’s Richard McFahn, the one-day session helped  teaching gain maximum impact.

Richard specialises in active approaches to accelerate pupil progress. He is a practising history teacher, PGCE leader and consultant who has raised standards in hundreds of classrooms across the country.

  • History Resource Cupboard Teaching GCSE History course
  • History Resource Cupboard Teaching GCSE History course
  • History Resource Cupboard Teaching GCSE History course

What teachers said about previous courses

“Outstanding resources and teaching ideas, great pedagogical tips, expert overview of exam board options for 2016. absolutely brilliant. Thank you!” Henry Warnock-Smith, Ricards Lodge High School.

“Richard was engaging in inspirational. Great lesson activities and ideas. This was the best CPD I have been on in ages. I have loads to take back and use. Thank you.” Jamie Ewen, Dover Grammar School for Boys.

“Lots of great teaching ideas, especially enquiry based approaches. I am already planning a lesson for next week in my head!” Catherine Lewis, Thornton College.

Amongst the conflicting pressures of teaching it is easy to forget why we do what we do.  History Resource Cupboard’s course helped remind me of the reasons I chose to teach history. I left the day enthused and inspired.  I would recommend Richard’s courses and lessons to everyone! Clare Shobrook, Head of History, Trinity Secondary, Lewisham

For more information about up coming courses, email jo@historyresourcecupboard.com or phone 07802 467552.