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In Defence of History (Degrees)

“Society doesn’t need any more 21-year-old sixth century historians.” So said the Vice...
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Political Ideology: Conservatism. Revision.

Revision prompts for A Level Government and Politics Students studying Ideology:...
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Success in essay witing for A level History

What's the key to writing a good A level History essay? There are four main requirements. First...
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How did the Cold War come to an end?

It is often assumed in the UK that it was 'the West what won it'! There is an element of truth...

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  • Was the UK's exit from the EU inevitable?

    John Lewis A-level History Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture David Cameron's decision to hold a referendum on the future of Britain in the EU had more to do with his authority within the Conservative Party than over anything to do with the national interest. The fact that Nigel Farage and the Tory Right were able to goad him into such a car crash decision...
  • The Key to Writing a Good History Essay.

    Dr Janet Rose A-level History Tutor (Bath) Picture If there is one key thing that you must do to get a good mark in an AS or A-level history essay, it is to answer the question.  It sounds easy, doesn’t it? And yet any history teacher or examiner will tell you that they have been forced to award low marks to essays that fail to address the...
  • In Defence of History (Degrees) Editor's Pick

    Will Sharp A-level History Tutor (South East London) Picture “Society doesn’t need any more 21-year-old sixth century historians.” So said the Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast two months ago, one of the latest high-profile voices to condemn History as an essentially ‘pointless’ degree. In doing so, he joins the likes of entrepreneur Kevin...


  • East-Central Europe - Sample Essay Editor's Pick

    A-level History Tutor (South East London) Picture What grievances provoked episodes of mass opposition to East-Central Europe’s Communist regimes prior to 1989? Answer with reference to episodes from at least TWO East-Central European countries and at least TWO decades. The conventional conclusion when accounting for opposition to communist...
  • learning all about modern warfare..

    Pete Goodland A-level History Tutor (Sheffield) Picture This IGCSE unit was fascinating. All the more so given that I knew little of the subject and suggested to the students we do the League of Nations, the Cold War or something I actually knew something about! Still, never one to shirk a challenge. It was onward and upward - most appropriate with...
  • Getting the best out of Students

    Nathan Williams A-level History Tutor (Bristol) Picture When I began tutoring in 2008, I did so when I was finding it very hard to crack the graduate job market.  In the aftermath of Black Thursday, when the stock market contracted alarmingly, Lehman Brothers and Northern Rock collapsed, many companies were reluctant to recruit young people such as...