Friday, 1 March 2013

Some highly recommended reading!

I have recently come across two books which I highly recommend! Both are easily available and would be very useful as you start to revise.

1. The Brief History of the Third Reich: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis

Written by Martyn Whittock, this book gives an excellent insight into many aspects of the period. All areas of the course are covered in an engaging and concise manner. Each section is clearly headlined, helping you get to the bits you need but as a 'proper' book it gives lots of interesting detail, not only about the broader context of events but also disucsses how this affected ordinary people. I highly recommend this to those who are keen to develop their subject knowledge in the run up to the exam.

2. My Revision Notes: Edexcel A2 History: From Kaiser to Fuhrer: Germany 1900-45

This book is the latest release in the 'My Revision Notes' series from Hodder. My students raved about these last year at AS and the publication of this title has been eagerly awaited. Now availble I have no doubt that this will prove very useful to those beginning their revision.

Now is a good time to be starting your revision. Go back over the elements of the course already studied and work out which bits you are less confident about. Start developing your knowledge on these areas now; don't leave it until the last minute!