GCSE & IGCSE History Revision Podcasts

Modern World IGCSE and GCSE History Revision Podcasts

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

Go straight to the podcast subscription page to automatically download new IGCSE and GCSE history revision guides as they are produced.  iTunes users can subscribe here.  Alternatively, to download the GCSE and IGCSE History revision guides manually, click the links below to access each podcast’s download page.

I/GCSE History Topic
Podcast Title
Content description
Tips and tricks to answer GCSE and IGCSE History 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 IGCSE History 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 History 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 GCSE History revision 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 IGCSE and GCSE History exams.
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 IGCSE History 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 History 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 GCSE History 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 GCSE History 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 GCSE and IGCSE History revision involves doing more than just listening to these revision 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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13 Responses to GCSE & IGCSE History Revision Podcasts

  1. Zoe says:

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    I found your website on YouTube by chance and I noticed that how the explanation was going slowly and clearly to help a better understanding of what was being said, which was really helpful to me. I’m studying IGCSE and will be having my final in one month’s time, I guess I was lucky and blessed to find this website since our history teacher left school for some unknown reasons. Thank you for your effort and I guessed I’m saved. ( from the Solomon Islands- South Pacific )

  4. Alex says:

    I’ve just had my paper 1 IGCSE and I found your podcasts really helpful for my reviosion. It is a different way of revising, but it is really effective! I remembered facts and dates much easily. Thank you very much!

  5. Oishi Sengupta says:

    I have just found your website and videos on YouTube, I am beyond thankful that I did because god knows how awful I am at History most of the time – and my mock IGCSE History exam is tomorrow!
    The podcasts really are helpful, I have just downloaded them and plan on listening to them the whole on morning in repeat until it’s time to go to the exam room.
    Tons of thanks from Kuwait (Middle East)

  6. Adam Khan says:

    I decided to do the 2015 History IGCSE exam about 4 months ago with absolutely no background knowledge BECAUSE we didn’t have a history subject at my school and I think with your extremely helpful podcasts, I’m going to ace this exam. Thanks a lot!

    • Mr Allsop says:

      Hi Adam,
      Thank you for your message. Good luck in your exams, and I’m glad you have found my website helpful.

  7. Kenny says:

    I would like to personally thank you for all your effort that you have put into these podcasts. They are extremely helpful. I am currently studying in China, and i will definatly share this website with my classmates and teachers. Please keep doing what you do.

  8. hannah says:

    Thank you so so much for these Podcasts! They are so helpful- I have a test on everything we have learnt in year 10 in September, and I was really stressed about it, but now I think I’ll be alright!

  9. Paulina says:

    These are great podcasts and are really helpful for revising! This has helped me catch up with a years worth of history in year 10 that I had missed.

    Thank you

  10. Mwayi M. Chimpukuso says:

    Absolutely love your podcasts and I’ll be the first to let you knoe when I accomplish my A* in history when my results come out in August X__X I do CIE in Malawi

  11. Mira says:

    I’ve just discovered your podcasts and they’re such a help while revising for my IGCSE mocks- a perfect way to summarise my reading, especially when I’m tired at the end of the day.
    Thanks a lot!

  12. daniela garino says:

    I think your podcasts are great!!! Hopefully with your material I´ll motivate my teenage sts!!! Thanks from Uruguay( South America, just in case haha)

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