History: GCSE Exam Workshop - Tackling The 12 Mark Question

Stream until Thu 1st Sep
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20 mins
Curriculum support
Curriculum support
Alex Richardson Host: Alex is a History teacher at Warlingham School, with an MRes in History from Goldsmiths University. His specialist areas are the German Revolution of 1918, the Cold War, and the history of the early Soviet Union.

Alongside learning the content of History lessons, it is important to learn how to apply this knowledge to exams.

This class will get to grips with one of the highest potential scoring exam questions in GCSE History (in particular the AQA paper).

The formula for answering these questions is relatively straightforward, you just have to get to grips with it, which is the aim of this class. This class creates the opportunity to gain maximum marks. Students will go through the paper step by step with the tutor, making sure they have understood what are the most common errors that students make so they are sure to avoid them. Finally, students will have the chance to go through lots of practice which is the key to success in this paper. 

This will be useful for students already studying towards these exams but also those who want to get ahead and learn general exam techniques across an interesting and engaging subject. 

Related Classes

If you have found this class useful, you may want to explore our other Curriculum Support classes focussing on Exam Techniques across a range of subjects. 

Safeguarding reminder:  We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost importance. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled. 

Key takeaways:
  • The success criteria for AQA’s 12 Mark ‘convincing’ question
  • Understanding of the most common errors in answering this question type
  • Practice opportunities with model answers for this question style
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students of History in Years 10-11 or S4-S5 particularly those who are studying the AQA syllabus.  

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

Please click here to access Mr Richardson's 12 Mark Question Presentation.

What to expect:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
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