AS/A Level History

Taking A Level History means you have a lot of facts to learn, so make sure to start your revision early. For a run-down of what you need to know, try to find a good revision guide available, and when you think you're ready you can try some past exam papers. There are also some useful online resources you can make use of.

Specifications | Revision Guides | Past Papers | Online Resources | iTunes/Apps

Syllabus/Specifications

Each exam board produces a syllabus listing exactly what you need to know to pass the exams. Some students find this useful to use as checklist of what you have revised. Make sure you check with your teacher which exam board and syllabus you are following.

Past & Speciman Papers

Attempting sample and past papers is a good way to check how your revision is going, and will allow you to become more comfortable answering exam-style questions. Links to several past papers are below, some of which can be viewed for free online. They are arranged by exam board, if you don’t know which exam board your school is using then you should ask your teacher.

Online Resources

As well as buying a revision guide, you can add variety to your revision using free online resources. Bear in mind that the content of some of these websites might not be as reliable or up-to-date as printed books, check that the content matches your syllabus and if in doubt ask your teacher.

ITunes and Mobile Phone Apps

For a break from reading textbooks, why not have a listen to these revision podcasts?