University of Oxford
The Early Tudors A Level History podcast series takes you through the OCR specification step by step. The series is produced by Nick Fellows, a lead examiner for OCR who has written many textbooks on The Tudors, Katie Fellows, who is currently studying for her DPhil in History at St Peter's College, Oxford, and Oxford historian, Dr Glyn Redworth, who is a specialist in early modern British & European history. In addition to the main series content Glyn also considers key words or concepts which will give our listeners a neat perspective on each area of study and help them to grasp issues clearly, simply and originally. As Glyn says: "What I like about Audiopi is that it is student-facing: it doesn't just want to help them master the syllabus, it wants to edge them that little bit further."
University of Oxford
Senior Examiner and renowned textbook author
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The podcasts will take you through all you need to learn with regards the Early Tudors. Each podcast has been designed to address key elements within the course so that you are fully prepared for your A Level. The course is split between 2 key elements - the Period Study and the Enquiry Element.
The questions relating to the Period Study element will require learners to recall, select and deploy appropriate knowledge and communicate this clearly and effectively. Learners will be expected to demonstrate abilities to explain, assess, analyse and consider the relationships between key features of the period studied in order to reach substantiated judgements. All responses will require judgements, and at the top level will be more analytical with judgements more effectively substantiated than similar questions set at AS Level.
In the Enquiry element, the focus will be on the critical use of evidence in investigating and assessing historical questions, problems and issues.
This is worth 50 marks/25% of your A Level and the exam will last 1 hour 30 minutes
England 1485-1603: Mary Dicken, Nick Fellows, Hodder, 2015, 978-1-4718-3669-5
Henry VII: Caroline Rogers, Roger Turvey, Hodder, 2005, 978-0-340-88896-4
Henry VIII to Mary I, Government and Religion, 1509-58: Roger Turvey, Keith Randell, Hodder, 2008978-0-340-96592-4
The Early Tudors, Rogerson, Ellsmore and Hudson, Hodder Murray, 2001, 0-7195-7484-6
The Mid Tudors, Stephen Lee, Routledge, 2007, 978-0-415-30215-9
Disorder and Rebellion in Tudor England, Nick Fellows, Hodder, 2001, 0-340-78143-2
Edward VI, J. Loach, Yale, 1999, 0-300-07992-3
England and Europe 1485-1603, Susan Doran, Longman, 1986, 0-582-35412-9
English Reformations, Christopher Haigh, OUP, 1993, 0-19-822162-2
Henry VII, S.B. Chrimes, Eyre Methuen, 1977, 0-413-38400-4
Henry VIII, J.J. Scarisbrick, Penguin, 1974, 014-02-1318-X
Six Wives, The Queens of Henry VIII, D Starkey, Chatto and Windus, 2003, 0-701-17298-3
The King’s Reformation, G.W. Bernard, Yale, 2005, 0-300-10908-3
The Mid Tudor Polity c1540-1560: ed. J Loach and R Tittler, Macmillan, 1980, 0-333-245288
The Reformation and the English People, J. J .Scarisbrick, Blackwell, 1991, 0-631-14755-1
The Reign of Henry VIII, Politics, Policy and Piety: ed. D. MacCulloch, Macmillan, 1995, 0-333-57857-0
The Reign of Mary Tudor, David Loades, Benn, 1979, 0-510-00057-6
The Stripping of the Altars: E Duffy, Yale, 2005, 0-300-10828-1
The Voices of Morebath, E.Duffy, Yale, 2001, 0-300-09185-0
Tudor Rebellions, D.MacCulloch, A. Fletcher, Longman, 2008, 978-1-4058-7432-8