KS3 History

Year 7 History

Unit Title Brief Overview Of Unit
Just who are the British? Which groups have left and arrived in Britain, reasons behind migration, impact on diversity, understanding Britishness
How did medieval monarchs keep control? The Norman Conquest, Feudal System, Castles, The Domesday Book, King John and Magna Carta
How hard was medieval life in town and country? The Black Death, The Peasants’ Revolt
How did the Tudors solve the religious problems of their era? The Wars of the Roses, Henry VII and attempts to restore stability, the English reformation and counter reformation- Henry VIII to Mary I, Elizabethan religious settlements
How did the monarchy turn England upside down in the 17th Century?  The Stuarts- causes and events of Civil War, interregnum, restoration and glorious revolution, Act of Union, Hanoverian succession and the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745
Useful Resources / Links BBC Bitesize
History Learning – King John
BBC History – Thomas Becket
The Middle Ages – Plague
Tudor History
BBC History – Civil War Revolution

Year 8 History

Unit Title Brief Overview Of Unit
How did women win the vote in Britain? Industrial Revolution, women’s suffrage and local history.
What was the Transatlantic Slave Trade and why did it develop? Slavery, Cause/Consequence, Nature of Society& Culture, Morality, Imperialism
How were rights lost in Nazi Germany? Persecution, Ghettos, Final Solution and survival.
What conflicts arose post 1945 and how were these resolved? Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Moon Landing, Conspiracy Theories.
Who shot JFK? Lee Harvey Oswald, The CIA or The Mob?
What was so Great about the ‘Great War’? Significance, trenches, weapons, poetry, the Somme, conditions
Useful Resources / Links History.com – Womens Suffrage
Dudley  Local Heritage
BBC Bitesize
Ducksters – WW2
Ducksters – Cold War
Eye Witness History – JFK

GCSE History

GCSE History – AQA 8145 (Years 9, 10 & 11)

Exam Information Paper 1 (1 hour 45 exam, 50%) America 1920–1973 with Conflict and tension, 1918–1939

Paper 2 (1 hour 45 exam, 50%): Britain: Health and the people with Norman England 1066-c1100

Course Overview 1D America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality

This period study focuses on the development of the USA during a turbulent half century of change. It was a period of opportunity and inequality – when some Americans lived the ‘American Dream’ whilst others grappled with the nightmare of poverty, discrimination and prejudice.

Students will study the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of these two developments and the role ideas played in bringing about change. They will also look at the role of key individuals and groups in shaping change and the impact the developments had on them.

Conflict and tension, 1918–1939

This wider world depth study enables students to understand the complex and diverse interests of different individuals and states including the Great Powers. It looks at concepts such as national self-determination, ideas of internationalism and the challenges of revising the peace settlement. It focuses on the causes of the Second World War and seeks to show how and why conflict occurred and why it proved difficult to resolve the issues which caused it. This study also considers the role of key individuals and groups in shaping change, as well as how they were affected by and influenced international relations

2A Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day

This thematic study will enable students to gain an understanding of how medicine and public health developed in Britain over a long period of time. It considers the causes, scale, nature and consequences of short and long term developments, their impact on British society and how they were related to the key features and characteristics of the periods during which they took place. Although the focus of this study is the development of medicine and public health in Britain, it will draw on wider world developments that impacted on the core themes. Students will have the opportunity to see how some ideas and events in the wider world affected Britain and will promote the idea that key themes did not develop in isolation, but these ideas and events should be referenced in terms of their effects on the core theme for Britain and British people.

Norman England, c1066–c1100

This option allows students to study in depth the arrival of the Normans and the establishment of their rule. The depth study will focus on major aspects of Norman rule, considered from economic, religious, political, social and cultural standpoints of this period and arising contemporary and historical controversies.

Useful Resources / Links AQA Exam Information
BBC Bitesize
Prezi – International Relations GCSE Revision
Historic UK – The Norman Conquest

For more information please contact Mr M Sissons at that Academy on 01384 253 722