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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Education; 2 edition (28 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340992204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340992203
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ben Walsh is an experienced GCSE history teacher, a senior examiner with a major examination board, a best-selling author and a celebrated expert in the use of digital technology in history teaching. As well as writing best selling books for GCSE Modern World History he has been the key developer of the highly praised Learning Curve online exhibitions for the National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) and he has blazed a trail in the use of digital video archives in the teaching of GCSE history, most notably through the BETT award winning Focus on Film.

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...found it covered everything I needed for the course in a perfect level of detail. Got me an A at History well worth it! (Amazon reviewer)

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Succeed with this motivating revision guide packed with tips and opportunities to practise for the exam.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By karen on 9 Mar. 2014
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The product is a perfect, comprehensive and generally efficient method of acquiring the information required for the GCSE. Usually, the CGP company is an excellent brand as the generally bland and unnecessarily flowered data is condensed into something more easily accessible by GCSE students. This trend however has been broken through simply going too far - the CGP version of GCSE History - a guide I purchased previously - contains the bare minimum for a literal and extremely simplistic grasp of the subject. This guide however seems to contrast CGP in this area, in the sense of its ability to express the material in an interesting and perfectly articulated manner yet retaining the simplicity of writing that revision simply demands.

In consideration of this, the guide is a perfect book for any student of history, with more than enough sophistication and general attractiveness to allow achievement of an A*. Though reputation is commonly an effective means of decision making, in this case, the Ben Walsh guide has outshined the largely popular CGP counterpart in almost every aspect - only a few of which I have named here. Remember, reputation isn't everything, and this situation is a perfect example. What? You're still reading this stupid old review? Go out there are buy it! Go on!

- C. J. Evans, author of 'Black' (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-conscience-C-J-Evans-ebook/dp/B00M5LJ846).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JED on 22 May 2014
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Good book, reasonably well laid out with a good selection of revision activities. More depth would be helpful in some Cold War areas though. This and the occasionally cluttered layout are the only letdowns.
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This was good for revision for paper 1 this year, it helped me a lot. I revised from this book for my paper 2 exam. It only has 12 pages in chapter 13 (which is the unit that my paper 2 was based on). I made sure that I rembered every detail on these pages. However, my exam was about Mods and Rockers which was not even mentioned in this revision guide. Mods and Rockers were talked about in the full Ben Walsh book but didn't come up once in this revision guide. Therefore I went into the exam with no contextual knowledge for the exam. Very disappointing. I am not sure how he could omit so many details from this revision guide.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss M Morrison on 14 Dec. 2014
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on 29 Aug. 2013
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Provides an OK summary but there are a few details that are ignored so what I did was use this as well as the bigger version- got me an A*

Good read the night before the exam!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Meg0207 on 8 Jun. 2012
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I ordered this book because I already owned a Ben Walsh textbook which I found extremely useful for the international relationships side of the GCSE course. At first glance this revision guide looked promising, with lots of condensed information. However, having 2 other textbooks on the USA topic, I found that the information was conflicting. Several facts in this revision guide differ from those in the other 2 textbooks, and when I checked online the other 2 textbooks were right, NOT the revision guide.
For example, this revision guide states that the Brown v Topeka Board of Education case was in 1952 - when it was actually 1951. An obvious mistake.
Other dates / statistics were conflicting too. Not at all helpful when you're a stressed GCSE student trying to remember all the different facts, and then finding out that some are wrong.
In the end, I barely used this revision guide as I couldn't trust it's accuracy. It confused me by giving me false information.
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It is a helpful source, but it does not contain enough detail on aspects such as the USA depth study and not well presented in order for you to see the dates of what has happened due to a relative lack of timelines. Important details are all over the place and may not be noticed since some are included in the small font surrounding pictures.

It is good for remembering what you already know, but there isn't enough detail for an A*. I would however recommend it in addition to your own notes
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By Ben on 6 May 2015
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This guide is great. Others have said that it does not go into enough detail. Revision guides are not meant to, they are all designed to be used with our exercise books. This has more than enough in, and, if you need more detail, simply use the big textbook that everyone on this course has. It also has loads and loads of tips and activities in.

It is much better than any other revision guide I have ever used, I thoroughly recommend.
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