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Elizabethan England 1558-1588 Edexcel

An interactive day session of the Elizabeth course (content, structure and marks)

  • 6 hr
  • 350 British pounds
  • Customer's Place

Service Description

Many students find focused revision difficult for the GCSE, and this session is designed to target three key areas: 1 – Chronology and specific factual detail. 2 – Context 3 – Exam skills and ‘the perfect answer’ The day starts with an overview of the Elizabeth course (content, structure and marks). Students are issued with a provided revision book for the day. There is an overview of the period – focusing on the key themes of the course. These are the problems faced by Elizabeth on her accession in 1558, the Religious Settlement, the threats at home and abroad in this period. They will also examine the relationship with Spain, the problems caused by Mary, Queen of Scots, and the final showdown with Spain in 1588. Students then hear and see some interactive interviews with key witnesses from the key moments of the period. There is an opportunity to ask questions. There are 12 witnesses in total. Support notes are in the booklet. Finally, there is an ‘exam-busting’ session which allows students to consider ‘good’ and ‘bad’ examination answers. They have copies in their booklet, but there is a chance to annotate, discuss and ask questions about the exam. This will tackle some of the common mistakes made in the examination; and will also look at how to ‘get unstuck’ when in the pressure of the exam room. Each question stem will be examined. The session will be interactive, fast-moving and relevant to the demands of the Edexcel paper. Students will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

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