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History GCSE day course: Planning and teaching for maximum impact


The latest in our series of popular face-to-face courses will ensure that you are fully prepared and resourced  to plan and teach 2016 GCSE History.

Led by History Resource Cupboard’s Richard McFahn, the one-day session will help your 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.

You will learn:

  • How best to meet the demands of a linear exam which covers more content.
  • Effective teaching strategies to secure deep historical knowledge.
  • Guiding principles on which to plan your lessons to ensure progress.
  • 30 techniques on how to make knowledge stick over  long periods of time.

This outstanding course will provide you with:

  • An expert understanding of what 9-1 grading system looks like in student answers.
  • Model answers to questions showing you what different responses on the 9-1 scale actually look like.
  • Approaches to making knowledge stick to ensure that your students are truly prepared for the 100% exam.
  • A host of effective approaches to tackle trickier interpretations questions.
  • Schemes of Work for AQA and Edexcel to allow you to teach many of the new GCSE topics.
  • Two year planning documents to help shape your course for maximum impact.
  • Fully resourced lesson examples on teaching trickier aspects of the course.
  • Practical ideas on how to inspire and challenge your students.
  • A cupboard full of ideas for planning, teaching and delivering aspects of the new course.
  • The knowledge and confidence to plan your course over two years for maximum clarity and coherence.
  • The chance to meet like minded teachers, share ideas and experiences of the new GCSEs.
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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.


Dates, Times and Locations:

3 November 2016: London – 9.00am coffee for a 9.30am start

10 November 2016: Manchester – 9.00am coffee for 9.30am start


£269 per delegate. £242 – BOOK NOW FOR EARLY BIRD RATE

£179 for History Resource Cupboard Schools or Full Members. Get promo code.

£210 for History Resource Cupboard Basic Members. Get promo code

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All course materials – both hard and digital versions, welcome tea/coffee, lunch and all refreshments

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

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