GCSE and A Level History Audio Study Guides

There is something very special and important about History. We have been very fortunate to have the support and hard work of an amazing group of history academics and teachers. Our content is entirely original and our combination of writers ensures that the relevant specifications are fully addressed and that our listeners benefit from the very latest academic thinking. Our series are designed to support the work of teachers in the classroom and give students very easy access to independent study. It is our job to ensure that students get a thorough insight into everything their course requires. It is also to give them the passion to explore for themselves

Elizabethan England, 1568-1603

History

GCSE

AQA

17 tutorials available 17 tutorials total
Welcome to our series for the AQA GCSE specification on Elizabethan England. Elizabeth is viewed as one of our greatest monarchs. She committed herself to her country, even ruling out marriage in favour of her subjects. But was this really a golden age? How did the country react to Elizabeth? Was she even wanted? This was a period of religious turmoil and would be a thorny issue throughout her reign. There were other issues too - revolts and rebellion at home and threats from abroad, especially the mighty Spanish. It was also a period when the English started to expand their horizons both at home and abroad. And what was life like at home under Elizabeth? There was plenty of change and, as is usual, winners and losers. Our series brings together Oxford historian and Tudor specialist, Dr Glyn Redworth, and Dr Jenni Hyde, Associate Vice President of the Historical Association

Russia 1894-1945

History

GCSE

AQA

22 tutorials available 22 tutorials total
This period study focuses on the development of Russia during a turbulent half century of change. It was a period of autocracy and communism – the fall of the Tsardom and the rise and consolidation of communism. Students will study the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of these two developments and the role ideas played in influencing change. They will also look at the role of key individuals and groups in shaping change and the impact the developments had on them. Entertainingly written by George Harrison and skilfully supported by Dr Mark Hurst.

Germany 1919-1945 CIE IGCSE

History

GCSE

CIE

21 tutorials available 21 tutorials total
The significance of what occurred in Germany during our period of study needs no exaggeration. They say history repeats itself but we must hope that this period provides lessons which the world does not forget. Welcome to our series for Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE History (0470/43) Paper 4 (Alternative to coursework) Depth Study A: Germany, 1918-1945. In the series we cover all the main themes including the establishment of the Weimar Republic, the problems faced by the Weimar Republic from 1919-1923, its recovery from those problems and finally, the Third Reich.

The USA 1919−1941

History

GCSE

CIE

22 tutorials available 22 tutorials total

Even though the USA had entered WW1 and had subsequently involved itself in the affairs of post war Europe, American influence across the world really started to be felt for the first time during our period of study. The 'roaring twenties' conjure up images of wealth, parties, music, gangsters, cars and an emerging Hollywood. The cultural influence of the US was starting to spread. They say that if America sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold. No kidding! The 1930's Wall Street crash and subsequent depression reverberated around the world and still does. Our series has been written by Briton, Dr David Perkins, and American historian, Jakub Gaweda.

The Modern World and Australia 1918-Present

History

GCSE

Australia

7 tutorials available 7 tutorials total

On 16 May 2002, an old man died in his bed in Hobart. Alec Campbell had lived to 103 years of age. Born in 1899, before Australia had become an independent nation – Alec lived right through the twentieth century. During Alec’s life, Australia changed greatly. He lived through Two World Wars; the Great Depression; the Cold War; the beginning and the end of what was known as the White Australia policy and Australia’s shift from being a loyal outpost of Great Britain – to a modern multicultural nation, increasingly focussed on its position in the Asia-Pacific region. As we’ll see in this podcast series, the Australia in which Alec grew up and went to school, was very different to the Australia he finally left behind when he died in the twenty first century. Welcome to our series for Year 10 students on the Modern World and Australia. We are proud to be able to bring you the combined intellectual might of Professor Keir Reeves, Dr Ben Mountford, Dr Jolanta Nowak, Kat Avery and David McGinniss of the Federation University and the Collaborative Research Centre for Australian History, to help you in your studies.