Flavia Belham
Chief Scientist @ Seneca Learning
July 07, 2019
Free GCSE History Revision & Exam Practice

You're wondering how to revise for GCSE History?

Our guide to GCSE History contains all of the specifications, all of the courses & everything else you need to use to get a 9 at GCSE. Check out the specs & most popular free revision courses below!

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Democracy & Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945


· The Weimar Republic

· The Golden Age Of The Weimar Republic

· The Collapse of Democracy 1928-1933

· The Nazi Dictatorship 1933-1939

· The Racial State 1933-1941

· The Impact of War 1939-1945

America West, 1840-1895: Expansion & Consolidation


· The Geography of North America

· Why the Early Settlers went West

· Dealing with a Different Culture

· Increasing Conflict on the Plains

· The Background to the American Civil War

· Coming to Terms with the Mormons

· Consolidation: Forging the Nation

· The Continued Settlement of the West

· The 'Resolution' of 'the Indian Problem'

Conflict & Tension Between East & West, 1945-1972


· The End of WW2

· The Evolution of East-West Rivalry

· Events in Asia

· Direct Rivalries

· The "Thaw"

· International Crises

· Easing of Tension

Elizabethan England


· Elizabeth's Charactor & the Court

· Exlizabeth's Opponents in Court & Parliament

· Religion in Englan from 1558-1569

· Rebellion & Other Plots

· A 'Golden Age'?

· The Poor

· Competition with Spain

· The Spanish Armada

Norman England


· The Normans: Conquest and Control

· Life Under the Normans

· The Norman Church & Monasticism

Germany, 1890-1945


· Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm

· The Impact of WW1

· Weimar Democracy

· The Impact of the Depression

· The Failure of Weimar Democracy

· Hitler's Dictatorship

· Economic Changes

· Social Policy & Practice

· Control

Russia, 1894-1945


· Russia's Economy & Society

· Nicholas II's Autocracy & the Court

· The First World War

· The Provisional Government

· The Impact of Lenin's Dictatorship

· Social & Economic Developments

· Stalin the Dictator

· Stalin's Modernisation of the USSR

· Impact of the Second World War

Exam Boards Specifications

  • Edexcel Specifications PDF
  • AQA Specifications PDF
  • Eduqas Specifications PDF
  • CiE iGCSE Website
  • Edexcel iGCSE Specifications PDF

Free GCSE History Revision Courses

Edexcel History

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7 Most Popular Free Edexcel History Courses

History Revision GCSE Edexcel Courses

This free online revision course offers revision of the Treaty of Versailles, Weimar Germany, the rise of the Nazis and Hitler, the Kapp Putsch, Rohm, Kristallnacht, the Edelweiss Pirates, Hitler’s policies in Germany & Europe, the Enabling Act and much more.

Germany 1918-1939 - GCSE History Revision

This free online revision course includes the Hippocrates’ Four Humours theory, Galen, John Snow & Cholera, the Black Death, Pasteur’s Germ Theory, Alexander Fleming, the modern fight against Lung Cancer and much more.

This free online revision course includes the Grand Alliance, Marshall Plan, the Berlin Blockade and Airlift, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Warsaw Pact, Detente and much more.

This free online revision course includes Mary Queen of Scots, the Revolt of the Northern Earls, the Spanish Armada, Sir Walter Raleigh, colonisation and much more.

Early Elizabethan England - GCSE History Revision

This free online revision course includes the Russian Revolution of 1917, Tsar Nicholas II, the New Economic Policy, Stalin and his rivals, the cult of Stalin, the gulags/kulaks and much more.

This free online revision course includes the Plains Indians, Ranching, Billy the Kid, the Battle of Little Big Horn, the Dawes Act of 1887 and much more.

American West - GCSE History Revision

OCR A History: Explaining the Modern World

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3 Most Popular Free OCR A History Courses

History Revision GCSE OCR A Course

This free online revision course includes the Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations, the Cold War, Marshall Plan, the Berlin Blockade and Airlift, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Warsaw Pact, Detente, al-Qaeda and much more.

This free online revision course offers revision of the Treaty of Versailles, Weimar Germany, the rise of the Nazis and Hitler, the Kapp Putsch, Rohm, Kristallnacht, the Edelweiss Pirates, Hitler’s policies in Germany & Europe, the Enabling Act and much more.

This free online revision course offers revision of the East India Company, the readmission of the Jews in 1656, the Industrial Revolution, Naturalisation Act of 1870, World War 2, the EU’s Open Borders policy and much more.

OCR B: Schools History Project

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3 Most Popular Free OCR B History Courses

History Revision GCSE OCR B Course

This free online revision course offers revision of the Treaty of Versailles, Weimar Germany, the rise of the Nazis and Hitler, the Kapp Putsch, Rohm, Kristallnacht, the Edelweiss Pirates, Hitler’s policies in Germany & Europe, the Enabling Act and much more.

This free online revision course includes the Hippocrates’ Four Humours theory, Galen, John Snow & Cholera, the Black Death, Pasteur’s Germ Theory, Alexander Fleming, the modern fight against Lung Cancer and much more.

This free online revision course includes Mary Queen of Scots, the Revolt of the Northern Earls, the Spanish Armada, Sir Walter Raleigh, colonisation and much more.

Edexcel iGCSE

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5 Most Popular Free Edexcel History Courses

History Revision iGCSE Edexcel Courses

This free online revision course offers revision of the Treaty of Versailles, Weimar Germany, the rise of the Nazis and Hitler, the Kapp Putsch, Rohm, Kristallnacht, the Edelweiss Pirates, Hitler’s policies in Germany & Europe, the Enabling Act and much more.

This free online revision course includes the Hippocrates’ Four Humours theory, Galen, John Snow & Cholera, the Black Death, Pasteur’s Germ Theory, Alexander Fleming, the modern fight against Lung Cancer and much more.

This free online revision course includes the Grand Alliance, Marshall Plan, the Berlin Blockade and Airlift, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Warsaw Pact, Detente and much more.

This free online revision course offers revision of the Triple Entente, the Schlieffen, Plan, Jutland, Gallipoli, Ludendorff, U-boats and much more.

This free online revision course includes the Russian Revolution of 1917, Tsar Nicholas II, the New Economic Policy, Stalin and his rivals, the cult of Stalin, the gulags/kulaks and much more.

Cambridge iGCSE

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3 Most Popular Free iGCSE History Courses

History Revision Cambridge iGCSE Courses

This free online revision course offers revision of the Treaty of Versailles, Weimar Germany, the rise of the Nazis and Hitler, the Kapp Putsch, Rohm, Kristallnacht, the Edelweiss Pirates, Hitler’s policies in Germany & Europe, the Enabling Act and much more.

This free online revision course includes the Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations, the Cold War, Marshall Plan, the Berlin Blockade and Airlift, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Warsaw Pact, Detente, al-Qaeda and much more.

This free online revision course includes the Russian Revolution of 1917, Tsar Nicholas II, the New Economic Policy, Stalin and his rivals, the cult of Stalin, the gulags/kulaks and much more.

Why You Should Use History Past Papers

The best way to take away your exam stress is to do a history mock exam and realise that you actually already know quite a lot. GCSE history past papers are also a great way to revise for your exams. This way you get the best indicator of your current level and will straight away see what history topics you would need to revise more. Now you're probably wondering where you can find these papers and solutions? You can find these papers on the exam board's website as listed at the top if this page.

Create A History Revision Timetable

Don't get surprised by your exam deadline and the amount of history work you'll have to get through. Plan your history revision sessions in a simple but clear revision timetable. This will help you break down the large amount of history content into manageable chunks so that you plan your normal life more easily around these revision sessions. You can create you timetable just on a piece of paper or use use online tools such as the Revision TimeTable Maker from The Student Room.

Alternative History GCSE Revision Resources

If you're approaching your GCSE History exams and want to study more than the Seneca courses it's a good idea to take a look at the following history resources: BBC Bitesize or Youtube.