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Ben Walsh History for Pearson Edexcel GCSE

Ben Walsh History

Discover a fresh approach to Pearson Edexcel GCSE History, developed by bestselling author Ben Walsh while working with hundreds of students and teachers across England.

Unlike other textbooks, which were written before the 9–1 GCSEs had been taught, these books are rooted in real classroom experience, so they tackle the big challenges head on.

  • Two textbooks, covering seven options
  • Available in paperback and eBook formats
Ben Walsh History: Textbooks and eBooks for Pearson Edexcel GCSE History
Read Ben's blog post

Read Ben's blog post

Ben explains how his recent work with a Multi Academy Trust inspired these books and their unique approach.

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You can rely on these books to:
Do the hard work for you

The large amount of content has been turned into a manageable and logically structured GCSE course, which teachers and students can easily follow in the time available.

Use good history practice as the vehicle for exam success

These books don’t just teach to the test; they progressively build students’ skills and conceptual understanding, turning them into accomplished historians who will approach their exams with confidence.

Hook students in and make history memorable

Ben’s trademark mix of rich narrative and interesting sources will engage students of all abilities and provide suitable challenge to move them up the grades.

Focus on what really matters

All of the features in the books are designed to help students to consolidate their knowledge and remember the key content – from ‘Focus tasks’ and regular ‘Retrieval practice’ questions to end-of-chapter revision tasks.

Give straightforward exam advice

‘What does it mean?’, ‘Jargon buster’ and ‘Myth buster’ boxes explain the exam requirements and question types. ‘Top tips’, ‘Success criteria’, annotated model answers and simplified ‘thumbs up’ mark schemes ensure that students understand how to answer questions effectively.

View our sample booklet

View our sample booklet

Contains material on The American West, c1835–c1895.

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Covers the following units:

Period study

> Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91

> The American West, c1835–c1895

Modern depth study

> Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

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Covers the following units:

Thematic study and historic environment

> Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches

> Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city

British depth study

> Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88

> Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88

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Both textbooks are available in eBook format via our brand-new platform – Boost.

Boost eBooks use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

> Personalise. Easily navigate the eBook with search, zoom and an image gallery. Make it your own with notes, bookmarks and highlights.

> Revise. Select key facts and definitions in the text and save them as flash cards for revision.

> Listen. Use text-to-speech to make the content more accessible to students and improve comprehension and pronunciation.

> Switch. Seamlessly move between the printed view for front-of-class teaching and the interactive view for independent study.

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