IGCSE History Revision Podcasts

Modern World History IGCSE Revision Podcasts

These podcasts are designed to help with IGCSE history revision. They can be used to revise for Modern World History courses from all the major exam boards including OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC and CIE (Cambridge International Examinations).

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Content description

Tips and tricks to answer sourcework questions accurately. Many of the hints are good practice with for any sourcework paper. The guide covers sourcework questions on: Comprehension, Comprehension in Context, Reliability/Usefulness/Value, Source Comparisons, Interpretation.
Guidance and advice for answering questions on CIE Paper 2 (the source paper) by looking at how marks are awarded, and comments from the examiner’s report.
Advice for students answering questions on Paper 4 of the CIE IGCSE exam (alternative to coursework) which focuses on your chosen Depth Study.
The aims of the Big Three at the Conference, and the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. Download the podcast, then look through the Paris Peace Conference PowerPoint.
The successes and failures of the League of Nations in the 1920s along with suggested ways to approach these in the exam.
The major events of the 1930s for the League of Nations including the Manchuria Crisis, the World Disarmament Conference and the Abyssinia Crisis.
The events in the run-up to World War 2 including Hitler’s actions and the policy of Appeasement.
What the Spanish Civil War was, why Germany got involved, and what they contributed. Designed for CIE students in 2009, but relevant to all students who want to know more about this topic.
The relationship between the USA and the USSR following the Second World War. Includes Stalin’s control of eastern Europe, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Aid, Berlin Blockade.
The revolts in Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968. Details of the two uprisings are given in overview, and then the two events are assessed for similarities and differences.
Castro’s Cuba, the U2 photos and the missile bases, Kennedy’s choices, and the eventual resolution of the crisis.
The reasons for the USA’s involvement in Vietnam, the way the war was fought, and how and why America pulled out.
Solidarity, Gorbachev, and the collapse of Soviet control over Eastern Europe. Updated to be relevant to all examination board specifications
Events in Weimar Germany from 1919-1929. Links with the Weimar Germany Revision PowerPoint.
The factors that contributed to the rise of Hitler in the period 1919-1933. You could also look at the Rise of Hitler Revision PowerPoint.
This podcast examines the Nazi methods of control: the carrot (positive social and economic effects), the stick (repression and force), and propaganda.
Comparison of the experiences of young people, women and families, and minorities in Nazi Germany.
Why the Liberal Reforms were introduced, what they did, and how successful they were.
The role of the suffragists, the suffragettes, and World War 1 in gaining women the right to vote.
Women and the Right to Vote PowerPoint available.
Want to test yourself? Have a go at the Votes for Women practice questions.
The impact of World War 1 on British civilians. This revision podcast is split into two key sections – recruitment and government powers. Listen to the podcast, then check out the British Civilians in WW1 PowerPoint.

Make sure that your IGCSE History revision involves doing more than just listening to these podcasts. You might create tables of comparisons, sets of flash cards to test yourself, mind-map themes and ideas, or stick key words to the wall opposite your toilet. Seriously.

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