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I'm starting a level history in September, I know I'm doing a topic on Russia and just want to have some revision guides/videos so I can have a base understanding when I start later this year
Original post by DaViday (fatman)
I'm starting a level history in September, I know I'm doing a topic on Russia and just want to have some revision guides/videos so I can have a base understanding when I start later this year

History Revision Success, Alan History Nerd, hoa duong, Amy evans, and the Learning Academy yt channels for russian history. Quizlet flashcards. Myrevisionnotes books are good. There are some pdfs from the dukeries academy and the latymer school online.
Original post by DaViday (fatman)
I'm starting a level history in September, I know I'm doing a topic on Russia and just want to have some revision guides/videos so I can have a base understanding when I start later this year

Download the past papers/resources on AQA's website
Hi, I've just completed my history Alevel, I did Russian coursework Stuart Britain and Cold war AQA.

I really recommend reading outside the textbook. Orlando Figes's revolutionary Russia was extremely helpful, theres plenty of books out there available online to deepen your understanding.
A list of the other books I used.

CONQUEST, Robert, The Great Terror: a Reassessment,
FALKUS, Malcolm, The Industrialisation of Russia 1700-1914,
FIGES, Orlando, A People’s Tragedy,
MOSS, Walter G, A History of Russia Volume 1: To 1917
PIPES, Richard, Three Whys of Revolution,
READ, Christopher, From Tsar to Soviets,
ROGGER, Hans, Russia in the Age of Modernisation and Revolution 1881-1971
https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/jul/12.htm


Extra advice
I was not prepared for the workload from the past two years. It is nothing like GCSEs, that completely shocked me because i went from a 9 in the GCSE to getting Ds in class tests. Dont worry with dedication, you'll see ur grade improve.

My best advice to you would be to revise the subject from your first lesson. Make sure you understand all the content, gcses are more of a memory game but with the a-level they're testing your analytical skills make sure in essays, source and extract questions you're able to say more than just the obvious.

The coursework is definitely the best part to it, it is an easy A, so don't worry about that too much.

In the run up to Year 12 mocks make sure to have consolidated your notes, and do as many practice papers as possible.
But overall, it is an amazing subject and if you have a genuine passion for history , the Alevel will be very rewarding.

I hope this has helped
Good Luck with your studies.

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