Audio revision guides for A Level and IB History courses in 19th and 20th Century History.
CIE AS History Paper 2 Part (b) Exam Tips
An AS History revision podcast for students studying CIE syllabus 9389. The podcast focuses on how to approach Part (b) questions on Paper 2 of the exam. Beginning with a discussion of the mark scheme, it goes on to suggest a generic essay structure that aims to help you provide a 'sustained judgement' throughout your essay. It also gives other general tips on how to ensure your answer meets the marking criteria. Tips and warnings drawn from common mistakes that students make in the exam are also provided.
CIE AS History Paper 2 Part (a) Exam Tips
An AS History revision podcast for students studying CIE syllabus 9389. The podcast provides an overview Paper 2, how to make the most of the time in the exam, and then goes on to discuss the way to approach Part (a) questions on Paper 2. It suggests a generic essay structure that you may find helpful, and gives other general tips on how to ensure your answer meets the marking criteria. Advice comes from reading the examiner's report, which gives advice and warnings drawn from common mistakes that students make in the exam.
The French Revolution: The Directory
An A Level and IB History revision podcast for students studying the French Revolution. This episode charts the rise and fall of the Directory from 1794 to 1799. Beginning with the execution of Robespierre, the Thermidorean Reaction and the onset of the White Terror, it goes on to explore the terms of the Constitution of Year III. The challenges to the Directory are described, and the government's various failures and successes are explained. The episode finishes with Napoleon and the Coup of Brumaire.
The French Revolution: The Reign of Terror
An A Level and IB History revision podcast for students studying the French Revolution. This episode explores the situation in France following the execution of Louis XVI in 1793, and why the Convention introduced the Terror. The podcast considers both external and internal pressures within France at the time, and goes on to explore how and why the Convention chose to respond in such an extreme way to the situation. The role of Maximilien Robespierre is considered in particular, along with an exploration of the reasons for his downfall.
The French Revolution: Radicalisation of the Revolution
An IB and A Level History revision podcast for students studying the French Revolution. This episode follows events from the first meeting of the Legislative Assembly in October 1791 to the execution of the King in January 1793. Growing tension between the revolutionaries and the King are explored through Louis's decision to continue vetoing laws, the issuing of the Brunswick manifesto, and the King's imprisonment in the Temple. As well as struggling to fight a war against Austria and Prussia, the revolutionary government was faced with internal struggles. The divisions between the deputies in the newly-elected National Convention are discussed against the backdrop of the September Massacres of 1792. The episode ends with an overview of the trial of Louis and his eventual execution by guillotine on January 21st 1793.
The French Revolution 1789-91
An A Level and IB History revision podcast for students studying the French Revolution. Beginning with the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, this podcast explores the first phase of the revolution up to the summer of 1791. Beginning with the August Decrees and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, it goes on to explore the challenges faced by the Constituent Assembly. The terms of the Civil Constitution of the Clergy are explained before going on to present an overview of the terms of the Constitution published in September. The podcast then explores the challenges to the revolution including the emigrees, divisions between the Jacobins and the Girondins, and the role of foreign powers. The episode concludes with an overview of the Flight to Varennes and the demonstration at the Champs de Mars.
you are amazing!
I used your IGCSE podcasts last summer and got an A*. Now I'm doing IB, but sadly not the option we are handling in class has not been mentioned in your podcasts. Would you be able to make some IB podcasts about Stalin and Mussolini?