History

Aims

• To stimulate pupils’ interest in History
• To encourage pupils to enquire about the past and to analyse key people and events
• To recognise different interpretations and significance of the past, as well as explaining how things have changed and developed over time.

Year 7
Term 1: The Reformation in Europe
Christmas Project: Castle building
Term 2: The Early Tudors
• The Wars of the Roses and Henry VII
• Religious Change under Henry VIII,
Edward VI and Mary I
Term 3: Elizabethan England
• Problems Elizabeth faced
• Religious change
• Social and political change
Trip to Glastonbury Abbey and Tor in Term 3

Year 8
Term 1: The First Two Stuarts
• James I and the Gunpowder Plot
• The Long and Short Term Causes of the
English Civil War
• The Events of the English Civil War
Term 2: From Cromwell to the Jacobites
• Life under Cromwell and the Puritans
• Cromwell and Ireland
• The Restoration of the Monarchy
• Plague and Fire
Term 3: Social and Cultural history, 1600–1750
Trip to a civil war site – Term 2/3

Year 9
Term 1: Economic, Social and Political Change in England, 1750–1914
• The Agricultural Revolution
• The Industrial Revolution
• The Transport Revolution
• Protest
Term 2: Optional Topics on 19th/20th-century Themes,
2 from:
• Medicine
• Crime and Punishment
• Empires
• Europe
• China
Term 3: World War One
• Long and Short Term Causes
• Trench Warfare
• Major Offensives
Trip to The Big Pit in Term 1

Teaching methods
• Modern textbooks
• ICT
• A variety of inspiring and effective strategies are employed
• Visits to relevant historical sites are encouraged

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