The Coursework Club is a specifically designed study area for motivated History students looking to learn the high level skills required to improve their coursework and essay writing. It is also a community area where students around the world aged 14+ can come together, access our extensive Lesson Resources, read sample coursework/essays and exchange ideas.
The Coursework Club was created by Dr. Elliott L. Watson and is run by a closely knit group of education professionals with decades of experience in UK schools, international schools, as well as universities. We have taught (and continue to teach) A- Level, IB, IGCSE, GCSE and University students. We all have degrees, teaching qualifications and, in many cases, Masters and Doctorates.
(See the About Us section for further details)
The Coursework Club is primarily, though not exclusively, for pre-university students studying IGCSE, GCSE, AS/A Level, and IB History courses, however, the level of writing we expect to develop with our students is such that first year undergraduates would also be encouraged to join.
A clear step-by-step online course – following the metaphor of building a house – that guides you through the history coursework/essay ‘construction’ process. The course has been created so that you, the student, can more easily understand the various essential stages of the writing process. We help you build your coursework/essay from the ground up, so to speak.
An extensive, and ever-growing, library of sample coursework and essays from across the exam boards (AQA, Edexcel, CIE, IB, OCR) that are separated into four folders, ranging from Outstanding to Below Average. The Library is an excellent resource for members looking for practical examples of best practice, as well as how to avoid the pitfalls of Historical writing.
A constantly updated set of learning resources that support the teaching and learning of History in a range of topic areas - organised simply and clearly by geographical region
An area designed exclusively for members looking to discuss their work. The Forum – where members can post thoughts and questions to the other members in the community.
Starting from scratch, and using, where applicable, the guidelines and mark schemes provided by exam boards, we will take you, step by step, through the process of building an essay or piece of coursework. From choosing a suitable question, to writing the perfect introduction, to planning the main body and drawing together a successful conclusion, The Coursework Club will provide an effective framework for essay and coursework success.
The skills we will develop together will allow you to a) attain high level academic writing skills across a number of subjects, b) achieve success in your History courses, and c) arrive at university with a fuller set of academic writing skills than the average student.
If you are reading this, then you have already taken the first step towards building better History essays and coursework. High level historical writing is a challenge, but it is one that can be overcome with our guidance and your determination. More than this, you will take the sophisticated skills that you learn here and use them well beyond your studies - into your career.
An essay/piece of coursework is a daunting and, too often, lonely undertaking. You are NOT ALONE.
|Our website is simple to navigate. Too many websites aimed at students are overloaded with messages, links and adverts, making the navigation of the site very confusing.|
|Our website is specifically for students of History who are looking to improve their written work; this is a bespoke course tailored for young historians.|
|We use a simple but memorable house-building metaphor that takes the student, ‘brick by brick’, through the process of coursework and essay writing.|
|We have an extensive collection of essays and coursework – located in our Library – that students can access when they join. These exemplar pieces of work are ranked from Outstanding to Below Average and are to be used by students as guidance for their own writing|
|The Club House contains a forum where members can discuss issues they are facing in their own coursework/essays.|
|Members of The Coursework Club can access the site and its content across multiple platforms, from PC’s to tablets to smart phones.|
|There are very limited resources available for students aged 16+ looking to enhance their academic writing skills. Those that do exist tend to be reactive in nature - offering a 'marking service' or advice after the research and writing has been done. We, here at The Coursework Club, prefer to be proactive – we want you to learn the skills before you write your essay.|
|Websites offering marking services are often cluttered, confusing, and expensive.|
|Teachers don’t always have the time to give the consistent guidance required to navigate the construction of a complex piece of coursework (and most exam boards won’t allow any direct teacher assistance to the student for externally examined coursework, anyway).|
|Exam boards themselves offer woefully limited, often confusing, guidance which students and teachers can struggle to make sense of.|
|Students and teachers across the world don't always have the time to create the learning resources necessary for the successful learning of topics and skills; the Coursework Club constantly updates learning resources for anyone to access, so that students and educators may take advantage of this and enjoy peace of mind.|