Online CPD: Edexcel GCSE History. Medicine c1250 to current day

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This online CPD course is aimed at teachers delivering the Edexcel GCSE History specification. It provides online guidance and support in relation to the thematic study on Medicine through time c1250 to the current day. 

The course addresses:

  • Subject Knowledge
  • Key learning issues
  • The latest academic thinking on the area
  • Raising attainment
  • Pupil Support and Intervention
  • Making the most of artefacts, visits, displays and reenactors


Tailored specifically for teachers delivering the Edexcel GCSE History course, this online history cpd tackles teaching and learning issues within the Medicine c1250 to the modern-day option. The online cpd covers: subject knowledge, across each of the areas noted in the specification; Teaching and Learning issues, addressing those ‘hard to teach’ aspects of the course; Raising attainment, exploring the best ways to get the highest possible grades; External sources, looking at ways of utilising artefacts, reenactors, displays and site visits; Pupil Support, offering resources to help your classes and ideas for intervention. 

The course begins on 6th January 2020. An early booking discount is in place until 4th November.

Online Teacher CPD for Edexcel History GCSE History

Course overview: Edexcel GCSE History. Medicine c1250 to the current day

Provides subject knowledge and academic research on the 4 areas cited in the specification to get people up to date with current thinking – or to introduce teachers to it if they are new to the course.

Tackling learning issues. Thematic studies have a handful of concepts that pupils sometimes struggle with. The course provides examples of activities that address this along with an explanation of the pedagogy behind it.

Raising attainment. Obviously a key issue with regards to any exam specification. Explore a range of resources and theories in this area with materials used in schools that get great results (actual and on progress).

Artefacts, Reenactments, Displays and Site Visits. Essentially all of the bits that aren’t your standard lesson. Ideas and examples are provided for each along with research to illustrate the opportunities that they provide. These link in with other teaching/attainment ideas.

Pupil support. A range of materials that can be used by your pupils to consolidate knowledge and hone skills.

Online Course activities:

Articles – academic
Articles – teaching based, similar to my Teaching History articles
Downloadable resources for classroom use
Interactive activities – similar to ones you might use with classes

CPD Delivery Method

The course runs in 12 units, one per week, via a Moodle installation. Participation would take one to two hours a week if every article is read, video watched and contributions are made to discussions. The course will remain available beyond the close of formal input. It is intended to provide ongoing support.

Course Leader

The course will be delivered by Dan Moorhouse. Dan has published several works on the History of Medicine for Hodder Murray. Additionally, he has provided CPD on Medicine through time, and other things, for the Schools History Project and the Historical Association. Dan has also written articles on the teaching of Medicine through Time for Teaching History and has activities available on

See our other online cpd courses here.

History Courses and CPD Online

Note: This is a virtual product. You will receive login details for the course shortly before it commences. Your proof of purchase and reference numbers will appear on your receipt and can be accessed by logging back into your account at any time: these are secure areas.

History Teachers’ Resources – you can see some of our Medicine resources here, these will be included in the course (so pay for the course rather than buying things individually, its much cheaper that way).

Chronology: Making it stick – introductory ideas for improving chronological awareness.

1 review for Online CPD: Edexcel GCSE History. Medicine c1250 to current day

  1. Eleanor

    Can you tell me the date this will take place as it is just specified as ‘early january’ and how long the session will be? Will it be a recording or interactive?

    • admin

      Hello Eleanor, the course starts on Monday 6th January. It is being run through a virtual learning environment containing reading materials, video, discussions, quizzes and links to academic research (plus teaching materials). It has 12 sections to the course, each one will take 1-2 hours of reading / contributing / quizzing etc so the course is scheduled to run for the full spring term with one unit per week being given detailed scrutiny. Materials will be available beyond the end of the scheduled input. Thanks, Dan

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