IGCSE HISTORY (0470)
CIE will update the suggested resources so check out the website at
[You do not need all the textbooks, but having at least one book that is CIE-endorsed will be helpful]
To have most success at passing CIE examinations, it is important to read the syllabus for the year in which the student is taking the examination. It can be accessed on the CIE website at
CIE Past Papers
1. Past papers for IGCSE History can be obtained from the CIE website under the specific subject at
There are examiners’ reports, question papers and marking schemes for one of the previous year’s exam sessions.
2. If you want more past papers, go to the CIE website and click on the publications tab. There are usually three years' worth of past papers, examiners' reports and marking schemes. For minimal cost, you get a CD-Rom with all the papers in your specific subject. Check here for the latest publications catalogue:
This is a free site, crammed full with lesson plans, resources, interactive games that help the students revise. This site provides a very useful addition to textbook work. One of my favourite sites.
This site is information dense, so perhaps more useful as a reference for teachers. It can be very helpful for teachers who are building up materials for the Paper 2 topic.
One of the best sites, for students and teachers. Collapsible revision pages are comprehensive and each topic area is full of information and source materials.
This is aimed at GCSE history, particularly the topic on Germany. A bit sluggish, so not accessed extensively.
Another information dense site. It can be used for reference purposes, or to build lesson plan information, or for motivated students.
This subscription-based site is continually evolving. It has been an excellent tool for students, with timeline newsfeeds, interactive segments, cloze passages, and cartoon source work exercises on a variety of topics.
On this revision site, there are some interactive activities that the students found amusing (and informative). This can be a good tool for revision or for note-taking.
These are revision podcasts, by a British History teacher. Always full of useful information.
An archived site of cartoons from a number of political cartoonists. You can look at the cartoons, or purchase them.
Another site of political cartoons that can be useful for source material.