A good revision guide can give you that extra nudge over the finishing line, as you prepare for your final summer exams. With so many to choose from, students and parents are often confused as to which one to buy.
Here’s our guide to help you choose the right one:
The guide must be for ‘Edexcel History 9-1’. Anything else will be for other exam boards or the old specification.
The units you are studying are:
- Crime and Punishment c1000-Present
- Early Elizabethan England 1558-88
- Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39
- Superpower Relations and the Cold War
Before you spend money, make use of the KES-made guides that are free and available here.
Below are our recommendations, with a link to the ‘Amazon’ page for the ‘Weimar and Nazi Germany’ version. You may get a better price elsewhere!
Best for learning the key facts of each topic – REVISE GCSE HISTORY EDEXCEL 9-1 BOOK, PEARSON
Simple layout, key facts and not too much information to decipher. Each page has a ‘Now Try This’ section at the bottom for you to test out your strengthened knowledge. Answers are at the back, so you can check your own progress. There is also a really useful section at the back on how to answer specific styles of question, with model answers.
Best value for money - REVISE GCSE HISTORY EDEXCEL 9-1 REVISION CARDS, PEARSON
Not only do these cards give you an easy-to-use resource that you can take anywhere but you get a free online version of the revision book above. The cards offer a quick snapshot of each topic and the pack comes with a range of games / activities you can try with them.
Best for a range of revision activities to hold your interest - MY REVISION NOTES – HODDER
Structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style questions, revision tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge.
Best for activities to practise and push towards grade 5 - TARGET 5 - GET BACK ON TRACK, PEARSON
Activities that focus on misconceptions and barriers preventing access to grade 5 and above. These books are full of exercises and questions to fine-tune your exam technique.
Best for activities to practise and push towards grade 9 - TARGET 5 - GET BACK ON TRACK, PEARSON
Activities that are specifically designed to help you put the polish on your exam technique and push towards the very top grades.