History

Closure For Xmas Holiday

Please note: school closes on Friday 20th December at 12.45pm for the Xmas holiday and re-opens on Monday 6th January normal time, 8.40am.

History

autumn term

Topic
Overview
The Mystery of the Princes in the Tower
  • Use source evaluation skills to investigate who was responsible for the disappearance of the Edward V and his brother, Richard. Skills include inference, usefulness of sources and identifying why sources differ
  • Making Judgements Assessment: ‘Richard III murdered his nephews!’ How far do you agree?
Henry VII
  • Explore how Henry VII established his authority
  • Consequence Assessment: Explain 2 consequences of Henry VII’s reign
The English Reformation
  • Identify key events of the changes in worship in England
  • Causation Assessment: Explain why Henry VIII became Head of the Church in 1534

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and Tolerance
    • SMSC: Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Independent research
    • Source Analysis
    • Forming coherent opinions

 

Home Learning this Term

Practice assessment questions and independent research

 

spring term

Topic
Overview
Tudor Religion
  • Explore how religion changed across the Tudor era, using source analysis skills

Elizabeth I and marriage
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of Elizabeth I getting married
  • Understand why Elizabeth didn’t marry
  • Interim assessment: focus on inference and narrative skills
The Spanish Armada
  • Investigate long and short term cause of the Armada and understand the factors that led to its failure
  • Making Judgements Assessment: ‘The weather led to the failure of the Armada.’ How far do you agree?

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: Democracy, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and Tolerance
    • SMSC: Spiritual and Cultural

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Investigating a range of sources
    • Working as a team
    • Forming coherent opinions

 

Home Learning this Term

    • Independent research using written and visual sources such as BBC Bitesize video clips
    • Written tasks to develop knowledge and understanding
    • Practice assessment questions and revision

 

summer term

Topic
Overview
The English Civil War
  • Identify the causes and key events of the English Civil War and the execution of Charles I
  • Consequence Assessment: Explain 2 consequences of the English Civil War
The Protectorate
  • Develop an overview of England under Cromwell and understand how Cromwell has been interpreted differently by historians

  • End of Year assessment focusing on key skills learned throughout the academic year: describe/narrative, inference, difference in interpretations, causation, consequence and making judgements

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: The Rule of Law, Democracy
    • SMSC: Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Source Evaluation

    • Analytical skills

 

Home Learning this Term

    • Directed research
    • Draft assessment questions
    • Revision for end of year test

 

 

Year 8 history Summary

Y8 continue to develop Key History skills introduced to them in Y7 as well as develop more challenging skills such as making judgements based on a range of evidence, usefulness of primary and secondary sources and understanding why interpretations differ. Written work enables students to become more resourceful and resilient in their learning as well as allowing them to be reflective in how they can improve.