86 episodes

Twitter: @GCSEHistoryPod

Produced by History teachers working in the far North, these podcasts are designed to prepare you for your GCSE History exam, with a particular focus on the AQA Course.

Most episodes are solo affairs by Mr W but watch out for the special essay argument episodes where you can hear grown men getting frankly just a but carried away arguing their version of events.

The GCSE History Revision Podcast Mr W

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Twitter: @GCSEHistoryPod

Produced by History teachers working in the far North, these podcasts are designed to prepare you for your GCSE History exam, with a particular focus on the AQA Course.

Most episodes are solo affairs by Mr W but watch out for the special essay argument episodes where you can hear grown men getting frankly just a but carried away arguing their version of events.

    Castle Acre Priory - Norman England Site Study 2021

    Castle Acre Priory - Norman England Site Study 2021

    What can castle Acre tell us about the influence of the Cluniac Order on England? Who were the Cluniacs? And how did the complicated relationships between powerful individual men in this period impact on the revival of monasticism in England? How did monasteries impact on the political, economic and social fabric of this new, Norman state?


     


    Buckle in, because it's a long one as we look at the site study for the 2021 exam and dig into the birth and development of Castle Acre Priory. 

    • 43 min
    Norman England: Castle Acre Priory - Monasticism

    Norman England: Castle Acre Priory - Monasticism

    The Historic Site Study for 2021 is Castle Acre Priory; but you can't understand why Castle Acre is so important without the context of monastisicm in Norman england. What is a monastery? Who do monks do?


     


    The next episode will dig deeply into Castle Acre and how it links to the rest of Norman England. 

    • 12 min
    Germany: A golden age? Weimar Culture

    Germany: A golden age? Weimar Culture

    Alongside the economic and political stability of the Stresemann period came a flowering of Weimar Culture. What did this look like, how did it impact our world today and how did it give the Nazis a wedge issue they could use to gain political traction with people in the countryside?

    • 13 min
    Germany: A Golden Age? Stresemann and the 1920s

    Germany: A Golden Age? Stresemann and the 1920s

    The Weimar Republic seemed on the brink of collapse in 1923 - yet it survived for another ten years. Was this miracle a true recovery or merely papering over the cracks? Join us as we look at the career of Gustav Stresemann and struggle to agree on a single pronunciantion for his name. 

    • 19 min
    Norman England: How Much Did Life Change?

    Norman England: How Much Did Life Change?

    1066 is regarded as a watershed moment when all of life in England changed. How far is this accurate? In this episode we look at the various ways that life changed in Norman England - and the ways in which is changed. 

    • 32 min
    Film Studies: Skyfall

    Film Studies: Skyfall

    In this special episode for GCSE Film Studies students we are joined by John Rain, host of SMERSHPOD


    And author of THUNDERBOOK to talk about the underlying aesthetic of Bond films. Unsuprisingly, we also veer off the topic a bit and end up talking about Marvel films and why Infinity War is better than Endgame and why Film Studies students should watch JFK. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

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you alright sir i miss history only decent part of graham you and sissons are god tier

Wyfe of Bath ,

GCSE History

As refreshing as cool drink on a hot afternoon. What better way to spend 15 minutes of your lockdown lunch hour? Thank you Mr W.

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Fantastic podcast, such a succinct summary of some really complex ideas. As a history teacher I enjoy listening to it for ideas on how to reach certain elements, and I always recommend the podcast to my students.

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