Advice for Pupils
As a moderator on the History Help forum, these are the skills I am most frequently asked about:
Using this site to revise
Interpreting a cartoon
Writing an essay
Timing an exam -
Analyses of exam questions
Have you checked out the
links to the revision apps at the top of this
page; essential kit imho. The reason I'm repeating
it is because most people just blank out the ads!
I promise I won't say any more about it.
If you have started your revision in good time, this
will allow you to portion out your revision, so much a day.
If you have struggled to understand the topics and feel 'at sea', here is a great, simple starting point. These are the sheets I used to give to my 'skiver' pupils when they turned up to the exam having not attended school for the past year.I used to make them read the sheets immediately before they went into the exam - they ALL passed.
Origins of WWI
- Peace to War 1919-39 -
Cold War 1945-63 -
Cold War 1970-91
- Russia 1917-41 -
If you feel confident with your undestanding, here are some checklists of specialist terms which will help you REALLY wow the examiner! (For the best effect, you need to study them with Internet Explorer as your browser.)
- Cold War 1945-63 -
Germany 1919-39 -
Russia 1917-41 -
Britain in WWII
Note: these revision sheets were
written for an earlier version of the AQA exam, but
they are still a good basic fund of facts:
of Versailles -
League of Nations
- Road to WWII
Second World War
Weimar Germany -
Cold War -
Here are the tests which go with the revision sheets.
- Versailles Treaty -
League of Nations -
Road to WWII -
Cold War 1945-53 -
Cold War 1953-63 -
By kind permission of the amazing Lesley Ann McDermott (with
teaching ideas on how to use them in class).
This is a different way to revise - do it with maps!
Good if you're a visual learner.
Some ready made answers!
Or try these links: