GCSE and IGCSE History



Edexcel, AQA, OCR, CIE, WJEC


Each immersive one day course covers a core GCSE/IGCSE option, providing expert structured revision of key content.

We clarify which options students wish to study and aspects that are of most concern to individual students based on a detailed analysis of their requirements before the course. This will ensure that our tutors design a bespoke programme and cover relevant examination questions and techniques during the course.

Example one day course:

Conflict and tension: The inter - war

years, 1918 - 1939


Key content:


Part one: Peacemaking

  • The armistice: aims of the peacemakers; Wilson and the Fourteen Points; Clemenceau and Lloyd George; the extent to which they achieved their aims.

  •  The Versailles Settlement: Diktat; territorial changes; military restrictions; war guilt and reparations.

  • Impact of the treaty and wider settlement: reactions of the Allies; German objections; strengths and weaknesses of the settlement, including the problems faced by new states.

Part two: The League of Nations and international peace

  • The League of Nations: its formation and convenant; organisation; membership and how it changed; the powers of the League; the work of the League's agencies; the contribution of the League to peace in the 1920s, including the successes and failures of the League, such as the Aaland Islands, Upper Silesia, Vilna, Corfu and Bulgaria.

  • Diplomacy outside the League: Locarno treaties and the Kellogg-Briand Pact.


  • The collapse of the League: the effects of the Depression; the Manchurian and Abyssinian crises and their consequences; the failure of the League to avert war in 1939.

Part three: The origins and outbreak of the Second World War

  • The development of tension: Hitler's aims and Allied reactions; the Dollfuss Affair; the Saar; German rearmament, including conscription; the Stresa Front; Anglo-German Naval Agreement.

  • Escalation of tension: remilitarisation of the Rhineland; Mussolini, the Axis and the AntiComintern Pact; Anschluss; reasons for and against the policy of appeasement; the Sudeten Crisis and Munich; the ending of appeasement.

  • The outbreak of war: the occupation of Czechoslovakia; the role of the USSR and the NaziSoviet Pact; the invasion of Poland and outbreak of war, September 1939; responsibility for the outbreak of war, including that of key individuals: Hitler, Stalin and Chamberlain.

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Key information
Class size
  • Our experience shows that small groups create the right balance between discussion and independent learning with tutors able to devote considerable time to individual students.

  • Classes are never larger than eight at GCSE. They are very rarely smaller than three.


Dates: Revision School

  • Our intensive revision courses run throughout the Easter holidays starting at 9am and ending at 5pm each day.

  • There is an hour for lunch and short morning and afternoon breaks.

£125 per day