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Year 7

 

Autumn Term 1

  • What is History?
  • How did the ancient world shape your life?

Autumn Term 2

  • Was the Norman Conquest really so significant?
  • Why did medieval people build such glorious Cathedrals, but live in such simple houses?  
  • Why was the Archbishop of Canterbury murdered?  

Spring Term 1

  • Could Medieval Kings always do what they wanted?
  • How “hard” was life in the middle ages?

Spring Term 2

  • Why were the Peasants Revolting?
  • Are Medieval wars worth remembering?
  • How important were women in the War of the Roses?     

Summer Term 1

  • Did Henry VIII line up to his public image?
  • Why were Mary I and MQA such controversial figures?  

Summer Term 2

  • Was the reign of Elizabeth I really a “Golden Age”?

Year 7 Core Learning Objectives:

Chronology

  • Sequence events e.g. a timeline
  • Divide the past up in to different periods of time
  • Identify some difference and similarities between periods of time

Knowledge and understanding. Students can provide:

  • Some causes
  • Some results of events
  • Some changes
  • Identify differences in people’s lives
  • Use dates and historical terms in their work

Evidence

  • Use sources of information to answer questions about the past
  • Describe the source or rewrite parts of the source

Significance

  • Identify that some events, people and changes were really important

Interpretation

  • Understand that the past can be shown in different ways by different people
  • Identify some viewpoints
  • Identify positive and negative language
 
 
 
Year 8
 

Autumn Term

  • The Tudors
  • The Stuarts

Spring Term

How have the lives of ordinary British people changed since 1750?

This scheme of work consists of:

  • Causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution
  • Social history 1750-1900
  • Local history (Manchester in the Industrial revolution)
  • Development of British democracy (political history)

Summer Term

Year 8 Core Learning Objectives

Chronology

  • Describe in detail features of past societies
  • Explain why there are similarities and differences between periods

Knowledge and understanding

  • Make links between causes, consequences and events
  • Show how one cause led to another
  • Explain which differences there were in History
  • Explain how big these differences were in people’s lives in the past
  • Write in a structured way
  • Use connectives to link paragraphs
  • Reach a supported conclusion

Evidence

  • Identify what the sources say can be different
  • Identify which sources are useful for the task

Significance

  • Explain which events, people and changes could be judged as more important than others could and give reasons why

Interpretation

  • Provide reasons why events, people and changes have been interpreted in different ways
 
 
 
Year 9
 

Autumn Term

  • The First World War

Spring Term

  • The Rise of the Nazis
  • World War Two and the Holocaust

Summer Term

  • The Cold War

Year 9 Core Learning Objectives

Chronology

  • Explain different societies and periods from British and international History and make links between features within and across different periods
  • Compare what life was like in different places and times and pick out the similarities and differences

Knowledge and understanding

  • Explain the links between cause, consequences and events
  • Breakdown and organise causes e.g. in terms of importance and long term, short term
  • Explain why and give reasons why different people’s lives in the past were different
  • Reach a balanced conclusion
  • Use specialised historical vocabulary effectively and timely
  • Use relevant and appropriate quotes to support your argument
  • Write a well-structured, analytical piece of work

Evidence

  • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of sources through examining reliability and utility
  • Use sources to support your argument
  • Identify the nature, origin and purpose of a source

Significance

  • Use criteria to explain which events, people and changes could be judged as more important than others

Interpretation

  • Explain why there are different interpretations of events in History
  • Evaluate which interpretation you think is most valid