History Study & Revision Guides

 

NEW! We're excited to bring you several new titles in our History range.

At the beginning of 2017 we released Sam Olofsson's History Paper 2: The Cold War and History Paper 3: Europe along with Joe Gauci's History Paper 1: The Move to Global War.

Since then, Joe has been hard at work to bring us History Paper 2: Authoritarian States: Germany 1918–1945 and History Paper 2: Authoritarian States: Russia 1917–1953 in time for the May IBDP exams.

Sam and Joe are both excellent teachers in top IB schools and on OSC's courses, who have condensed years of experience in review and exam techniques into their books. With a brand new layout inside, we hope that these guides will be really useful for those who are preparing for essays, tests and final exams.

We look forward to publishing further titles in the History series, so contact us if you would like to be notified when new books are available to order.

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History Paper 1: The Move to Global War (SL/HL) - NEW FOR 2017
£18.50
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  • ISBN: 9781910689318 | Edition: 1 | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Joe Gauci
  • This revision guide provides a clear description of the course content for the IBDP History syllabus Paper 1, covering all the required topics within the prescribed subject: the Move to Global War. To help you get the best preparation for your exam, the guide starts with advice on how to approach each of the four types of Paper 1 questions. In addition, throughout the guide there are plenty of practice question opportunities and technical tips for answering Paper 1-style questions. It also features key terms and explanations, and at the end of each case study, provides you with suggested points that could be made to secure full marks in answering those exam questions.

  • About the Author

    Joe read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford and has been teaching for 24 years. Joe has taught IB History for the last 16 years at Malvern College, Worcestershire, England where he oversees its academic life as Director of Studies.

History Paper 2: The Cold War (SL/HL) - NEW FOR 2017
£18.00
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  • ISBN: 9781910689301 | Edition: 1 | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Sam Olofsson
  • Specifically designed for the new IBDP History syllabus, this guide covers material relating to Topic 12: The Cold War: Superpower Tensions and Rivalries. While primarily aimed at helping students prepare for the Cold War questions in Paper 2, it will also be useful in preparing for Paper 3. Offering up the historical context within each of the topics as well as guidance on how to structure essays, this guide equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully tackle their exams.

    The book has been written with the DP History course requirements and assessment criteria in mind, and includes:

    •    22 essay outlines on typical questions on the key syllabus topics
    •    Key point boxes, author’s tips and figures to maximise learning.

  • About the Author

    Sam Olofsson studied History at Lund University, Sweden and has taught it for the last 20 years at Malmö Borgarskola in Sweden, specialising in IB History since 1993. Sam is particularly interested in teaching methodology and has taught for many years on OSC’s world-class IBDP Revision Courses and the Boston Summer School, which means that he understands what students find challenging when they come to prepare for their exams, and how to advise them to use what they know to maximise their marks. This vital knowledge is distilled into this book.

History Paper 2: Authoritarian States: Germany 1918–1945 (SL/HL) - NEW FOR 2017
£12.00
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  • ISBN: 9781910689233 | Edition: 1 | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Joe Gauci
  • This Guide is designed to help you prepare for History, Paper 2, World History Topic 10: Authoritarian States, SL and HL, using the emergence and rule of Nazi Germany (1918–1945) as a discrete example. It provides:

    • A clear structure to mirror the syllabus
    • Essential facts and examples
    • Author guidance on the requirements to obtain top marks
    • ‘Key Historical Perspectives’ sections that explain differing interpretations of core issues
    • Margin box definitions of key technical and historical terms
    • Timelines to map and contextualise important events
    • Sample essay questions to boost recall and essay-writing skills.
  • About the Author

    Joe read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford and has been teaching for 24 years. Joe has taught IB History for the last 16 years at Malvern College, Worcestershire, England where he oversees its academic life as Director of Studies.

History Paper 2: Authoritarian States: Russia 1917–1953 (SL/HL) - NEW FOR 2017
£12.00
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  • ISBN: 9781910689363 | Edition: 1 | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Joe Gauci
  • This Guide is designed to help you prepare for History, Paper 2, World History Topic 10: Authoritarian States, SL and HL, using the emergence and rule of Soviet Russia (1917–1953) as a discrete example. It provides:

    • A clear structure to mirror the syllabus
    • Essential facts and examples
    • Author guidance on the requirements to obtain top marks
    • ‘Key Historical Perspectives’ sections that explain differing interpretations of core issues
    • Margin box definitions of key technical and historical terms
    • Timelines to map and contextualise important events

    Sample essay questions to boost recall and essay-writing skills.

  • About the Author

    Joe read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford and has been teaching for 24 years. Joe has taught IB History for the last 16 years at Malvern College, Worcestershire, England where he oversees its academic life as Director of Studies.

History Paper 3: Europe HL - NEW FOR 2017
£19.00
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  • ISBN: 9781910689295 | Edition: 1 | Publisher: OSC Publishing
  • Written By: Sam Olofsson
  • This guide is specifically designed for the new IBDP History syllabus, covering 20 key topics for HL option 3: Europe. While primarily aimed at helping students prepare for Paper 3, it will also be useful in preparing for Paper 2. Offering up the historical context within each of the topics as well as guidance on how to structure essays, this guide equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully tackle the exams. 

    The book has been written with the DP History course requirements and assessment criteria in mind, and includes:

    •    43 essay outlines on typical questions on the 20 key syllabus topics
    •    Key point boxes, author’s tips and figures to maximise learning.

  • About the Author

    Sam Olofsson studied History at Lund University, Sweden and has taught it for the last 20 years at Malmö Borgarskola in Sweden, specialising in IB History since 1993. Sam is particularly interested in teaching methodology and has taught for many years on OSC’s world-class IBDP Revision Courses and the Boston Summer School, which means that he understands what students find challenging when they come to prepare for their exams, and how to advise them to use what they know to maximise their marks. This vital knowledge is distilled into this book.