Training and events

Join our history team at the wide range of events taking place across the country and online.

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Professional Development Academy 

Our brand-new Professional Development Academy provides access to a wide range of high-quality training courses to support you in delivering GCSE (9-1) History with confidence.   

We have a range of on-demand, live and self-guided courses available, creating flexible learning options at a time and place that suits you.  

To browse our extensive range of training events and courses visit the Professional Development Academy.

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Training and events 

Please visit our Training from Pearson webpage to find out about available GCSE History events. 

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If there is something in particular that you would like us to offer training to support, please contact our History subject advisor Mark Battye.

Live training

Find out about upcoming online GCSE History events and book a place. These regular free events include new to Edexcel events and network events, and we also offer events exploring specific issues. 

  • our GCSE History network events are currently taking place online only. They give you the opportunity to share ideas and meet other teachers, as well as consider key aspects of the assessment model and develop strategies for encouraging improved achievement in your History qualifications. 
  • the two-hour online new to Edexcel event is an updated and condensed version of the original full-day Getting ready to teach event that supported the new specification ahead of first teaching in 2016. 

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On-demand and pre-recorded training 

Find pre-recorded events, which you can watch on your own or as a department. Pre-recorded versions of the Migration getting ready to teach event and Amendments to The American West were added in summer 2021. Also available is feedback from the 2019 exam series.

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Past training content 

Content from past training events is available for download from the GCSE History teaching and learning materials tab.  

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