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Review of 2019 Higher History exam & assignment: SQA's key messages; core skills; teaching ideas

Scottish Curriculum 16-18 Teacher Training

Nicola Carruthers

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Why attend?

Examine performance in the first new Higher History exam and assignment and receive practical advice for improving your delivery of the course.
• Gain a clear understanding of the marking procedures and standards from the markers’ point of view, with reference to the Principal Assessor Report for 2019
• Identify and build upon best practice approaches for Paper 1, Paper 2 and the assignment
• Discover new teaching and learning ideas for developing source and essay-writing skills
• Pick up top tips for exam preparation, including approaching the exam and avoiding common pitfalls
Attend this course and receive a free copy of How to Pass: Higher History, Second Edition.
Booking reference:  HIH200919


10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am Understanding assessment standards
  •  2019 question paper analysis, marking instructions and Principal Assessor Report review, analysis and application
11.15am Morning coffee
11.30am Essay skills: Paper 1 and the assignment
  •  Core skills: exemplification
  •  Teaching and learning ideas
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Source skills: Paper 2
  •  Core skills: exemplification
  •  Teaching and learning ideas
2.30pm Afternoon tea
2.45pm Advice on exam preparation
  •  Top tips for Paper 1, Paper 2 and the assignment, with a focus on exam strategy, common mistakes and how to combat these
3.45pm Review and reflect
4.00pm Course ends


Nicola Carruthers - Presenter
Nicola Carruthers - Presenter
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Glasgow - Venue TBC
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two weeks before the event.