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A5: Germany 1918-1945
Topics covered include: the establishment of Weimar Republic and its early problems, recovery of Germany 1924-29, Rise of Hitler and the Nazis, Life in Nazi Germany and Germany during the Second World War.
A8: Superpower Relations 1945-1962
Topics covered include: Reasons for the Cold War, Early developments in the Cold War 1945-49, The Cold War in the 1950s, The Berlin Crisis of 1961, The Cuban Missile Crisis 1962.
A9: A Divided Union: Civil Rights in the USA 1945-74
Topics covered include: McCarthyism and the Red Scare, Civil Rights in the 1950s, The Impact of Martin Luther King and of Black Power, Protest movements: students, women, anti-Vietnam, Nixon and Watergate.
Answering Exam Questions
Quick Reference Generic Mark Schemes
Check out these excellent revision tutorials by www.historychappy.com explaining how to structure your answers for Paper 1 questions to get full marks:
Paper 2 - Section A
A2: The Origins and Course of the First World War 1905-1918
Topics covered include: the Alliance System before 1914, conflicts in the Balkans, Growing tensions before 1914, Failure of the Schlieffen Plan, Reasons for deadlock on the Western Front, Somme, Passchendaele, Gallipoli, The war at sea, US entry, New technology, Spring Offensive, Reasons for Germany's defeat in 1918.
A4: The USA 1917-1929
Topics covered include: The impact of the First World War on the USA, Immigration, Prohibition and Gangsterism, Mass production and the stock market boom, The Roaring Twenties, The position of black Americans.
Paper 2 - Section B
B5: Conflict, Crisis and Change: China 1911-1989
Topics covered include: China 1911-34, The triumph of Mao and the CCP 1934-49, Change under Mao 1949-63, The Impact of the Cultural Revolution, Change under Deng Xiaoping, The development of the Democracy Movement.
The following websites have good revision materials. Worth a look to see what other tasks are out there:
Revision Tips: http://www.johndclare.net/how_to_revise.htm
Teacher Training Video
A useful video from EDEXCEL explaining the new IGCSE history specification and markscheme. Talks through some sample student questions and explains how students can develop their answers.