Success at Interpretations CPD


By Maheema Chanrai

Unfortunately this course has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please see the Available Courses section of our website for other CPD opportunities.

London: Friday 23 February

Manchester: Friday 2 March

Course Leader: Alf Wilkinson

Cost: HA Member £120, Non- Member £150, Concession £90 (excluding VAT and fees)

At GCSE and A-level we tend to teach A01, A03 and A04 separately. It could be argued that the only way for our students to ‘get’ interpretations is to incorporate them into the study of history, not as a ‘bolt on.’ This immersive day will look at ways to get better at interpretations at examination level through a coherent approach to building up narratives through sources and using those to challenge existing interpretations.

Before our students are able to recognise a historian's argument or interpretation, we usually need to give them some historical background on the topic to build up their own coherent narratives of events. This will enable them to then understand where interpretations come from – which evidence a historian has used to construct his or her view of an event – and, just as importantly, which evidence they have not used!

Examples from Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 will be used to enable participants to develop their own understanding and models for progression across all Key Stages.

Book your place via the Eventbrite link below. If you have any questions about this course please contact our Education and Events Officer, Maheema Chanrai at or 0300 100 0223.