AS A2 Resources


Welcome to London Revision, we specialise in producing high quality resources for teachers. All of our publications are sold copyright free for educational purposes only within the purchasing academic institution.

London Revision was set up in 1998 to publish materials produced by experienced examiners. Since then it has expanded to produce GCSE Revision Notes for all GCSE History specifications. We have now produced AS and A2 Revision Notes for many AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC Units and Options.

2016 GCSE


2016 Specification: Revision Notes available NOW £50 each

B3: Henry VIII and his ministers, 1509-40
B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
24 The American West, 1835-95
26 Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941-91
28 Conflict in the Middle East, 1945-95
30 Russia and the Soviet Union
31 Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39
32 Mao’s China, 1945-76
33 The USA, 1954-75

Available from January 2016 £80 each

10: Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city.
11: Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches
12: Warfare and British society, c1250–present and London and the Second World War, 1939–45.

We will also be publishing E-Books, Student Workbooks and Revision Packs for all units

Revision Notes for AQA, OCR and WJEC will be published from January. If you would like to be kept informed, please email us on info@londonrevision.co.uk

E-Books, Student Workbooks and Revision Packs will follow.

AS Revision Notes just published for £75

OCR F961B4 Foreign and Imperial Policies, 1856-1914

London Revision A Level Revision Notes for 2015: £75 each


1B Spain in the Age of Discovery, 1469-1598
1C The Tudors: England 1485–1603
1D Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy 1603–1702
1F Industrialisation and the people: Britain, c.1783-1885
1G Challenge and transformation: Britain, c.1851-1964
1H Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855–1964
1L The Quest for Political Stability: Germany 1871–1991
2C The Reformation in Europe, c. 1500-1564
2D Religious conflict and the Church in England, c.1529-c.1570
2E The English Revolution, 1625-1660
2G The Birth of the USA, 1760-1801
2H France in Revolution, 1771-1815
2J America: A Nation Divided, c. 1845-1877
2K International Relations and Global Conflict, c. 1890-1941
2L Italy and Fascism, c. 1900-1945
2M Wars and Welfare: Britain in Transition, 1906-1957
2N Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia, 1917-1953
2O Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945
2R The Cold War c.1945-1991


1A The Crusades, c. 1095-1204
1B England, 1509-1603 Authority, Nation and Religion
1C Britain 1625-1701 Conflict, Revolution and Settlement
1D Britain 1785-1870 Democracy, Protest and Reform
1E Russia, 1917-1991: from Lenin to Yeltsin
1G: Germany and West Germany 1918–89
2B.1 Luther and the German Reformation, c. 1515-1555
2B.2 The Dutch Revolt, c. 1563-1609
2C.1 France in Revolution, 1774-1799
2C.2 Russia in Revolution, 1894-1924
2D.1 The unification of Italy, c.1830–70
2D.2 The unification of Germany, c.1840–71
2E.1 Mao’s China, 1949–76
2E.2 The German Democratic Republic, 1949–90
2F.1: India, c.1914–48: the road to independence
2G.1: The rise and fall of fascism in Italy c.1911–46
2G.2: Spain 1930–78: Republicanism Francoism and the re-establishment of democracy
2H1 The USA c.1920-55: boom, bust and recovery
36.2 Ireland and the Union, c.1774-1923
37.2 Germany, 1871-1990: united, divided and reunited


Y102 Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 1035-1107
Y105 England 1445-1509 Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII
Y106 England 1485-1558 The Early Tudors
Y107 England 1558-1603 The Later Tudors
Y108 The Early Stuarts and the Civil War 1603-1660
Y110 From Pitt to Peel, Britain 1783-1853
Y111 Liberals, Conservatives and the Rise of Labour, 1846-1918
Y112 England and a New Century, 1900-1951
Y203 The Crusades and Crusader States, 1095-1192
Y206 Spain, 1469-1556
Y207 The German Reformation and the rule of Charles V
Y208 Philip II 1556-1598
Y212 The American Revolution 1740–1796
Y213 The French Revolution and the rule of Napoleon 1774–1815
Y214 France 1814–1870
Y215 Italy and Unification 1789–1896
Y216 The USA in the 19th Century: Westward expansion and Civil War 1803–c.1890
Y218 International Relations 1890–1941
Y219 Russia, 1894-1941
Y220 Italy, 1896-1943
Y221 Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany, 1919-1963
Y222 The Cold War in Asia 1945-1993
Y223 The Cold War in Europe, 1941-1995
Y310 The Development of the Nation State: France, 1498-1610
Y313 The Ascendancy of France, 1610-1715
Y314 The Challenge of German Nationalism, 1789-1919
Y316 Britain and Ireland, 1791-1921
Y318 Russia and its Rulers, 1855-1964

Further details of planned units can be found on the Contact page

SPECIAL OFFERS covering the new papers for 2015:

EDEXCEL A 3a, 3b, 3c

OCR A 'Public Health' and 'Protest and Reaction'

THREE exam papers (different from those in the Revision Packs) containing detailed guidance for students to reach Grades C and A*.

Written by Malcolm Chandler former Chief Examiner for GCSE History

ONE Paper £25; TWO Papers £45; THREE Papers £60


AQA B:3 Revision Packs for £80; 4 for £110; 5 for £140; 6 for £160

EDEXCEL A: 3 Revision Packs for £120

OCR B: 3 Revision Packs for £140


Revision Notes for OCR SHP Public Health 1800-1914 £30
Revision Notes for OCR SHP Protest and Reaction 1800-1914 £30

Student Workbooks for Public Health and Protest £40 each
Revision Packs for Public Health and Protest £40 each

NEW: Student Workbooks for OCR GCSE B

How was British Society changed, 1890-1918?
How far did British Society change between 1939 and the mid-1970s?

NEW: A Level and AS Revision notes at £70

Edexcel Unit1 C4 Commerce and Conquest: India, c.1760-c.1835

AQA HIS1A The Crusading Movement and the Latin East 1095-1204

OCR F962A1 The Crusaders and Crusading States, 1095-1192

OCR F966B3 Britain and Ireland, 1798-1921


Edexcel Unit 4 CW41 Germany 1890-1991 £140

Full coverage of the revised AQA specifications for teaching from September 2013; please go to the AQA page for full details.

Full coverage of the revised EDEXCEL specifications, question papers and markschemes; please go to the EDEXCEL page for full details

Full coverage of the revised OCR specifications, question papers and markschemes; please go to the OCR page for full details

Full coverage of the revised WJEC Routes A and B questions papers and markschemes; please got to the WJEC page for full details

WJEC Revision Packs

Each pack will include exercises covering key content and exam questions with guidance on how to reach Grades C and A*. Please go to the WJEC page for full details

Please note that that all exercises in the Wales and England units will only cover England.


Recently, I have run a number of revision courses for AS and A Level students. I have noticed that the content required in history can be very testing, especially for students who have not studied history at GCSE, but also for those who are aiming for a Grade E or D. Accordingly, we are putting together a range of Basic materials (Basics), who offer straightforward coverage of key content at the level of grades E-D. These materials are currently available as E-Books or Revision Notes. In the future, we will be publishing more topics and will also produce student workbooks along the lines of our GCSE publications.

E-Books cost £60 each, or £105 for any two and £145 for three.

Revision Notes cost £50, or £90 for any two and £125 for three.

1 International Relations 1870-1914
2 International Relations 1919-39
3 International Relations 1945-91
4 Russia 1855-1914
5 Russia 1881-1917
6 Russia 1894-1941
7 Russia 1914-1953
8 Germany 1848-70
9 Germany 1918-45
10 Italy 1848-70
11 Britain 1902-18
12 Britain 1918-51
13 China 1900-49
14 China 1949-91
15 The Middle East 1900-1994
16 Ireland 1960-94
17 The USA 1917-41
18 Civil Rights in the USA 1945-68
19 The Vietnam War 1945-75
20 France 1786-1815
21 India 1900-1949


These are based on the very successful LONDON REVISION COURSES and contain coverage of key content and exercises for all questions at Grades C and A*.

If you are unable to book a Revision Course, Exam Preparation Packs are an ideal alternative. GCSE packs are available for AQA, Edexcel and OCR SHP and Modern World; they focus students on the exact requirements for Grades C and A* and can either be used in class or set on a network for student revision at home.

Exam Preparation Packs are also ideal for students working independently; the AS and A Level Packs provide detailed advice on how to structure answers to reach the highest grades.

All Exam Preparation Packs are based on London Revision Courses which have been used in schools with great success.

GCSE Packs: £40 for one paper; £70 for two papers; £85 for three papers (Edexcel)

AS and A Level Packs £50 each and £90 for two

We now have available packs for the following units for AS and A Level History:


HIS1B: Britain, 1483-1529
HIS1N: Totalitarian Ideology in Theory and Practice, c. 1848-1939
HIS2H: Britain, 1902-1918, the Impact of New Liberalism
HIS2Q: The USA and Vietnam, 1961-1975
HIS3B: The Triumph of Elizabeth, Britain, 1547-1603
HIS3N: Aspects of International Relations, 1945-2004


1D3: Russia in Revolution, 1881-1924, from Autocracy to Dictatorship
1D4: Stalin’s Russia, 1924-53
1D5: Pursuing Life and Liberty, Equality in the USA, 1945-68
1D6: Ideology, Conflict and Retreat, the USA in Asia, 1950-73
2A1: Henry VIII. Authority, Nation and Religion, 1509-40
2C1: The Experience of Warfare, Crimea, Boer and the First World War, 1854-1929
3C2: The United States, 1917-54, Boom, Bust and Recovery
3E2: A World Divided, Superpower Relations, 1944-90


F962B4: From Autocracy to Communism, Russia 1894-1941

We also supply the following materials:

E-Books are written to cover the complete content of the specification and are available in electronic form. They can be posted on VLE and used by students at home. They contain text covering the content, sources, exercises and hyperlinks to other sites offering banks of visuals, further more detailed text, biographies and other resources.

Student Workbooks are aimed at the D-C borderline and include basic content with exercises.

Revision Notes are arranged around key questions and follow the specification exactly. They are in bullet-point form.

Revision Packs are folders of activities which are intended to be used electronically, but which can equally be used in class. Each folder contains exercises covering the full content of the unit AND a sample examination paper with details explanation for students on answering each of the questions. There are explanations aimed at both a Grade C and a Grade A*.

Tests are objective with four possible answers; some are graded in difficulty. They are intended to enable students to master content.

AS/A Level materials are Revision Notes, E-Books (which in this case are largely text) and Tests.

AS/A level tests are more demanding with five options and five answers. Students must work out which of the five options are correct.



Jack the Ripper
David Lloyd George
Adolf Hitler
Sir Winston Churchill
J F Kennedy
Nelson Mandela

London Revision Investigations: £75 each

These contain sets of contemporary sources (30-60) which students can use to investigate and make a judgement on the most likely solution.

If you want to encourage your students to work independently and become more confident in their use of sources of evidence, LONDON REVISION INVESTIGATIONS will be perfect.

Medicine through Parish Records 1693-1702: Life and Death in a Yorkshire Village
1851 Census: Everyday Life in the mid-nineteenth century
The Assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand: Was he set up?
The Reichstag Fire: Who was responsible?
Munich: What exactly was Chamberlain up to?
The Assassination of President Kennedy: Was there a conspiracy?

How far has the importance of Martin Luther King been exaggerated?

How to use evidence at AS History £70

Packs will contain:

Explanation of the differences between the use of evidence at GCSE and AS.
Exercises to show students how to make the change and understand the differences.
Written and visual sources with exercises to help students to tackle the questions that are set on AS Papers in Unit 2 by AQA, Edexcel and OCR.
Specimen exercises to develop evidence skills and explain how to reach the highest levels in the marks schemes.
Templates will show students how to structure answers.
Past papers will be used to explain how to answer questions.
Specimen answers will show students how best to impress examiners.
Appendix for teachers with strategies for use in the classroom at KS3 and GCSE

HIS2B The Church in England: the Struggle for Supremacy, 1529-1547
HIS2H Britain, 1902-1918: The Impact of New Liberalism
HIS2L The Impact of Stalin’s Leadership in the USSR, 1924-1941
HIS2M Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
HIS2N Anti-Semitism, Hitler and the German People, 1919-1945
HIS2O The Impact of Chairman Mao: China, 1945-1976
HIS2P The Campaign for African-American Civil Rights in the USA, 1950-1968
HIS2Q The USA and Vietnam, 1961-1975

2A1 Henry VIII: Authority, Nation and Religion, 1509-40
2B1 Britain 1830-85: Representation and Reform
2B2 Poverty, Public Health and the Growth of Government in Britain, 1830-75
2C1 The Experience of Warfare in Britain, 1854-1929
2C2 Britain c. 1860- c. 1930: The Changing Position of Women and the Suffrage Question
2D2 Britain and the Nationalist Challenge in India, 1900-47

F963B1 The Condition of England, 1815-53
F963B2 The Age of Gladstone and Disraeli
F963B3 England and a New Century, 1900-24
F964B4 Dictatorship and Democracy in Germany, 1933-63
F964B5 The USA and the Cold War in Asia, 1945-75

IB HL Paper 3

Paper 1 Revision Notes: £70

Peace and Co-operation: international organisations and multi-party states, 1918-36

The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-79

Communism in Crisis, 1976-89

Paper 2 Revision Notes: £150. We will design a package for your chosen areas of study in each option.

Causes, Practices and the Effects of Wars: First World War, Chinese Civil War, Spanish Civil War, Second World War, Vietnam War, Gulf War 1991

Origins and Development of Authoritarian and Single-Party States: Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Sukarno

The Cold War

Paper 3 Revision Notes £70

France 1774-1870
International Relations 1870-1945
Germany 1870-1945

Italy 1815-1870
The USA 1917-1954
The USA 1917-1954

Germany 1815-1963
Italy 1918-1945
Italy 1918-1945
Russia 1855-1964
The Spanish Civil War
Gladstone and Disraeli
The Cold War 1945-1991
The Cold War and the Americas
The Depression and the Americas
Political Developments in the Americas after the Second World War

Electronic Textbooks £140

Gladstone and Disraeli
The Cold War, 1945-1991
Italy, 1918-45