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How To Please Your Examiner

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Political Ideology: Conservatism. Revision.

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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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Effective Essay Writing for 'A' Level History

      The more students I tutor at 'A' Level the more I can see that they are usually...

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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...


  • History as a Pedagogical Tool

    Jonathan B. Key Stage 3 History Tutor (North West London) Picture History is widely recognized as an essential subject in a curriculum. However, it is not as widely recognized that history can be used as a tool to teach other subjects. History can be used as an outline to structure and integrate a curriculum. For example, the study of literature can be made...
  • Revision getting you down? Try this...

    Nathan Williams University History Tutor (Bristol) Picture When I was at university, I was plagued by worry about the number of essay questions I'd inevitably have to do, when I was studying first history, and then law. I soon found though, that the answer to cracking the problem, didn't merely involve burying myself in my books, and hoping that my...
  • 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...