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Year 7 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Study local history linked to the Norman Conquest, linking to British History that extends pupils knowledge from before 1066.
  • Understand and explain events at the Battle of Hastings. 
  • Understand the Norman Conquest, the role of castles and the Bayeux Tapestry as a source.
  • Understand the relationship and struggle between Church and Crown.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment on the Norman Conquest.

HOMEWORK

  • Research the role of Cathedrals in Norman England.
Term 1.2
  • Explain the purpose of the Magna Carta, linking to power and the monarch.
  • Understand the importance of the Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament.
  • Understand Medieval society, economy and culture (feudalism).

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Demonstrate independent learning on the role and importance of the Magna Carta.
Term 2.1
  • Understand the cause of the Black Death.
  • Describe the symptoms of the Black Death, linking to Medieval beliefs and knowledge of medicine.
  • Explain the social and economic impact of the Black Death on Medieval England.
  • Explain the Peasants' Revolt.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Create a case study of the Black Death.
Term 2.2
  • Explain the cause of the Hundred Years War.
  • Explain the nature of the war, linking to the feudal system and development of weapons.
  • Identify and explain the outcome of the Hundred Years War and how it shaped the nation, linking to the War of the Roses.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Explain the role of Joan of Arc in the Hundred Years War.
Term 3.1
  • Early Modern Britain- Explain the War of the Roses; Henry VII and attempts to restore stability.
  • Understand the life of Henry VIII and be able to explain what happened to his six wives.
  • Understand the Catholic Reformation, 1535 Dissolution of the Monasteries and Counter Reformation (Henry VIII to Mary I).

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Project to show understanding of Henry VIII and his six wives.
Term 3.2
  • Understand the role of Queen Elizabeth I in the Reformation Elizabeth I (r.1558-1603-Protestant).
  • Explain the events and outcome of the Spanish Armada.
  • Understand society, economy and culture in Elizabethan England.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic test.

HOMEWORK

  • Project on Elizabethan England.

Year 8 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Investigate the English Civil War.
    Examine the role of Cavaliers and Roundheads.
  • Evaluate the Battle of Naseby.
  • Examine the execution of King Charles 1st
  • Investigate the rule of Oliver Cromwell and the end of the Interregnum.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment on the English Civil War.

HOMEWORK

  • Other battles of the Civil War.
Term 1.2
  • Investigate society, the economy and culture. How people lived and worked and spent their leisure time.
  • Examine religion and superstition.
  • Investigate the reign of King Charles 2nd: The Merry Monarch.
  • Investigate the Great Plague of London.
  • Examine the Great Fire of London.
  • Evaluate the end of the Stuarts; the death of Charles 2nd.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Write a diary account at the time of either the Great plague or Great Fire of London.
Term 2.1
  • Investigate Britain the first industrial nation.
  • What was Britain like before industrialisation?
  • Investigate how towns and cities expanded around factories.
  • Conditions for workers.
  • Examine Arkwrights Mill and inventions- the spinning frame."
  • Investigate child labour and factory work.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Examples of other famous inventions.
Term 2.2
  • Examine the creation of canals, mines and railways. Mines - the importance of coal to industry and homes.
  • Investigate working conditions in the coal and iron industry. 
  • Reforms to improve peoples lives.
  • Examine the expansion of the railways.
  • Investigate the Great Stink-the consequences of industrialisation to public health.
  • Evaluate key people of the industrial age.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Design a poster about the importance of clean water.
Term 3.1
  • Investigate the Slave Trade.The slave triangle and slave ships.
  • Examine slave sales and the life of a slave.
  • Investigate reasons for the abolition of slavery. Evaluate key figures working for the abolition of slavery.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Research how imported goods were used in the 18th century compared to today.
Term 3.2
  • Investigate Women's Suffrage.
  • Examine the Suffragists and Suffragettes.
  • Evaluate the role of the Pankhursts.
  • Examine protests and prison.
  • Examine force feeding and the Cat and Mouse Act.
  • Investigate Emily Davison and the Derby.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment.

HOMEWORK

  • Design a Suffragette or Suffragist piece of work.

Year 9 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Examine the outbreak of war.
  • Investigate the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
  • Examine the steps to war.
  • Evaluate the Triple Alliance and Triple Entente.
  • Examine joining up; reasons to join the army, equipment etc. Investigate propaganda posters.
  • Examine how a trench was constructed and trench life: rats, trench foot etc.
  • Examine the different weapons used.
    Evaluate new technology and how it worked.
  • Investigate effect on life and morale of soldiers.

ASSESSMENT

  • The Christmas Truce 1914.

HOMEWORK

  • Life in the Trenches.
Term 1.2
  • Examine shell shock and how it was treated.
    Investigate cowardice and desertion - examine the Harry Farr court case.
  • Examine letters from the trenches.
  • Explore why people became Conscientious Objectors.
  • Examine the role of women and working during WW1.
  • Examine the end of the war.
  • Evaluate the peace settlement.

ASSESSMENT

  • Explain the difference between an "Absolutist" and an "Alternativist". Write a letter to your MP explaining your views as to why you do not want to fight.

HOMEWORK

  • Design a memorial for WW1.
Term 2.1
  • Examine the outbreak of WW2.
  • Investigate the Blitz and its impact on civilians.
  • Evaluate the Battle of Britain, Battle of the Atlantic, Dunkirk and D Day.
  • Evaluate the role of Winston Churchill: leadership and morale.

ASSESSMENT

  • In your opinion which event helped Britain win WW2?

HOMEWORK

  • Research a profile on Winston Churchill
Term 2.2
  • Examine the rise of the welfare state.
  • Investigate public health and nutrition.
  • Investigate housing: the building of social housing. Examine the impact on living conditions and health.

ASSESSMENT

  • How far did Britain succeed in building "a land fit for heroes"?

HOMEWORK

  • Further research on housing, education and employment 1914-1925.
Term 3.1
  • Investigate the rise of the Nazi party.
  • Gain an understanding of life in Nazi Germany.
  • Investigate the Holocaust examining the case study of Anne Frank.

ASSESSMENT

  • Explain what life was like in Nazi Germany.

HOMEWORK

  • Create a piece of work on Anne Frank.
Term 3.2
  • Examine the Native American way of life.
  • Examine the buffalo and how it was used.
  • Examine how the Plains Indians hunted the buffalo.

ASSESSMENT

  • Explain the plains Indians uses for the buffalo.

HOMEWORK

  • Find out how a tipi was made and constructed.

Year 10 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Examine inhabitants and settlers. Investigate the Plains Indians; their beliefs and way of life.
  • Examine migration and early settlement in the West.
  • Investigate farming on the Plains.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment on Plains Indians.

HOMEWORK

  • Explain the role of the "Mountain Men" with reference to Jim Bridger.
Term 1.2
  • Examine the development of the Plains and the development and impact of the railroads.
  • Examine cattlemen and cowboys: the rise and fall of the industry.
  • Examine establishing law and order: problems and solutions.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment on one of the above topics.

HOMEWORK

  • Write a piece of work on a famous outlaw. For example Billy the Kid or Wyatt Earp.
Term 2.1
  • Investigate conflict on the Plains between settlers and Plains Indians. Broken treaties and government actions.
  • Examine and evaluate the Indian Wars.
  • Examine changes of policy from 1876.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment on the Indian wars.

HOMEWORK

  • Write a profile for General Custer.
Term 2.2
  • Examine changes to Native American culture by 1890: life on reservations.
  • Examine the Ghost Dance movement.
  • Practise past exam papers to revise.

ASSESSMENT

  • Past exam paper.

HOMEWORK

  • Revision of American West.
Term 3.1
  • Investigation on Medieval castles and why castle design changed. Controlled assessment.
  • Examine the feudal system and how the King kept power.
  • Investigate sieges and siege weapons.

ASSESSMENT

  • Working towards controlled assessment. Written tasks set and assessed during the term.

HOMEWORK

  • Research on the three types of castles. Concentrating on Warkworth and a castle of choice.
Term 3.2
  • Examine the changes in medieval castles to complete the Part A question of the controlled assessment. Question changes annually.
  • Investigate two castles to complete the Part B question of the controlled assessment. Question changes annually.
  • Evaluate three representations on medieval castles to complete the Part C question of the controlled assessment. Question changes annually.

ASSESSMENT

  • Three written pieces of work totalling 50 marks.

HOMEWORK

  • Research and preparation for written controlled assessment.

Year 11

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand the key features of Roman, Anglo Saxon and Norman society and be able to compare continuity and change over time.
  • Understand attitudes towards treason and plot over time from the Middle Ages including; William I and the Norman Conquest, Henry VIII and the Reformation and James I and the Gunpowder Plot. 
  • Understand changing definitions of crime; vagabonds, linking with poverty and crime in the Tudor and Stuart period, poaching from the Forest Laws, 1080 to the Waltham Black Act, 1723, smuggling in the 18th century and new crimes since the 20th century.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic test-Roman Britain.

HOMEWORK

  • Demonstrate knowledge to identify continuity and change over time between the Romans/Anglo Saxons and Anglo-Saxons/Normans.
Term 1.2
  • Understand the impact of industrialisation and the agricultural revolution on crime and punishment in Britain and compare this with crime and punishment in the 20th Century. 
  • Explain how the government responded to change in society and threats to authority during industrialisation; the Chartists, Peterloo Massacre and the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
  • Explain what the 'bloody code' was, why it was unsuccessful and why it ended.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment - exam question on the 'bloody code'.

HOMEWORK

  • Study Jack the Ripper and law enforcement in 19th century London.
Term 2.1
  • Explain changes in punishment in the 18th and 19th Centuries, including alternatives to hanging; transportation and the role of prisons, assessing the impact of 19th Century prison reformers John Howard and Elizabeth Fry.
  • Explain reasons for the introduction of the police force in 1829 and changing attitudes towards the police over time.
  • Understand changing views on crime and punishment over time by explaining why capital punishment ended, the rise and fall of witchcraft, changes attitudes towards conscientious objectors in WWI and WWII and changes to the law on domestic violence.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment - exam question to assess the impact of 19th Century reformers.

HOMEWORK

  • Identify the 1970s as a turning point in attitudes towards domestic violence. Describe views before and after 1970s and explain reasons for the change in attitudes.
Term 2.2
  • Understand the early years of the Suffragists and Suffragettes, 1903-06 and developments, 1906-08.
  • Explain tactics and the relationship with the government and the media, the role of World War I and the end/outcome of the campaign; source enquiry skills- how to make inferences.
  • Explain the build-up and tactics used by the government in the General Strike of 1926, explaining the nature of the strike and views on it.
  • The failure of the strike.
  • Source enquiry skills: reliability of sources.
  • Source enquiry skills: cross-referencing of sources.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic test - exam question on the suffragettes requiring source enquiry skills on how to make inferences.

HOMEWORK

  • Complete a practice exam paper on the suffragettes.
Term 3.1
  • Understand the events of the strike as generally peaceful and the failure of the strike; influence of fears of revolution.
    Use source enquiry skills: usefulness of and cross-referencing of sources.
  • Understand the reason for the Miners' Strike 1983-1984 and compare it with the strike of the 1970s; explain the tactics used by both sides in both strikes.
  • Explain the role of the media, biased reporting and the Battle of Orgreave, identifying the role of women in supporting the miners and the outcomes of the strike; source enquiry skills: usefulness of sources.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment- exam question on the General Strike that requires skills of usefulness and cross-referencing.

HOMEWORK

  • Complete a practice exam paper on the miners' strike, 1984.
Term 3.2
  • Explain what the poll tax was and why it was introduced in 1989-1990; issue of fairness and reactions by the public.
  • Understand the nature of the protest as a non-violent grass-roots movement and the tactics used, identifying actions of militant groups and the Battle of Trafalgar Square, media reporting and the end of the poll tax.
  • Compare the four protests; leadership, organisation, communication and the media, government and the authorities.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic test- exam question on the poll tax protest using source enquiry skills: aking a judgement.

HOMEWORK

  • Complete practice exam papers on the General Strike, 1926 and the miners' strike, 1984.