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GCSE and A Level History Audio Study Guides

There is something very special and important about History. It is a subject which is both dear to our hearts and very relevant in today's world. It is also a subject which lends itself to the wonderful medium of audio. In fact it was our History teacher who was our inspiration. Every class he gave was a joy to attend. It was in his image that we created Audiopi and our mission is also to make every tutorial we create a joy to listen to and learn from.

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. We do not regurgitate text books in audio! Each series comprises between 15-30 tutorials with an average length of 10 minutes. This makes what we do easy to access and not too overwhelming for our listeners!

Our series are designed to support the work of teachers in the classroom and give students very easy access to independent study. Many of our teachers have their students listen to our tutorials in preparation for class and we have structured each series to be reflective of lesson plans.

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.

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Each introduction to a series is FREE and you can listen to samples of every tutorial. Go to the course of your choice by clicking on the relevant green heading or listen to a sample of our series on Tsarist and Communist Russia below.

Edexcel History A The USA 1919−1941

History

GCSE

Edexcel

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.

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Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588

History

GCSE

Edexcel

16 tutorials available 16 tutorials total

Welcome to our series for the Edexcel specification on Elizabethan England. The series is broken down into 4 areas of four podcasts, each area focussed on one of the 4 key topics to be studied; Accession, Religion, Challenges and Society. 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 Chris Eades, a History teacher at one of England's oldest schools, Harrow, which was established during our period in 1572 by Royal Charter of Elizabeth herself.

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Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1941

History

GCSE

Edexcel

16 tutorials available 16 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.

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Germany 1890-1945 Democracy and Dictatorship AQA History A GCSE

History

GCSE

AQA

25 tutorials available 25 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 AQA History A GCSE. In it we cover all the main themes including: Germany and the growth of democracy, Germany and the depression, and the experiences of Germans under the Nazis.

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The People's Health 1250 - Present Day

History

GCSE

AQA

20 tutorials available 20 tutorials total

When did you last visit the doctor or dentist? Imagine the last illness or accident you had (hopefully not too serious a one!). Did you see someone quickly? Did they give you a diagnosis and treatment? Did they make you better? Now, imagine having no access to a doctor or dentist. Imagine no effective drugs or treatments. Imagine operations or tooth extractions with no anaesthetic. Imagine having no understanding of why you are Ill or if you'll get better. You'll have some insight into the lives of those who lived in this country a 1000, a hundred or even fifty years ago.

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Conflict and Tension 1894−1918

History

GCSE

AQA

21 tutorials available 21 tutorials total

The Causes and Events of the First World War is a fascinating period to study, with many complexities leading up to the war and then the actual war itself. This series combines the expertise of James Sladden, a history teacher of many years with Dr William Butler, a specialist in World War 1. The series will give you an in-depth understanding of the subject, additional insights from an academic perspective and help you to prepare for your GCSE examination.

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AQA History B 20th C Depth Studies USA Sections A and B

History

GCSE

AQA

19 tutorials available 19 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.

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Conflict and Tension 1918-1939

History

GCSE

AQA

22 tutorials available 23 tutorials total

The years between 1918 and 1939, also known as the Inter War Years, are a fascinating period of history, swinging from "never again" to the start of another World War. Our Inter War Years GCSE podcast series not only brings this alive but also sets out everything you will need to know for both your coursework and your exams. Starting from the end of World War 1 it examines the Peace Treaties and how fair they were, whether or not the League of Nations was successful and why international peace had collapsed by 1939. Each podcast will help address these questions and give you enough detail to help prepare for your exams and keep on top of your coursework.

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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

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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.

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