Curriculum Outline

Year 7

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Invaders and Settlers:

 

How has British identity changed and developed from the Stone Age to the Modern Day?

 

Including: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Celts

Invaders and Settlers:

 

How has British identity changed and developed from the Stone Age to the Modern Day?

 

Local Romans study, The Vikings, The Normans

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
The Middle Ages:

 

Who holds the power: The Church or the King?

 

Including: Power of the Church

Medieval Society, Black Death, Life for Medieval Monarchs

The Middle Ages:

 

Who holds the power: The Church or the King?

 

Including: Power of the Church

Medieval Society, Black Death, Life for Medieval Monarchs

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Tudors: Religious Change

 

How did the Church change during the Tudor period and how did this allow Tudors to keep control?

 

Including: Religious change under: Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I

English Civil War

 

Why did England go to war with herself?

 

Including: James I and/or Charles I

Key Battle(s), Weaponry, Women in the Civil War Chat Shows – drama, Life under Cromwell, Stuart Theme Park

 

Year 8

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Transatlantic Slave Trade

(Legacy of the Slave Trade: Civil Rights in 20th Century)

 

What was the impact of the Slave Trade?

 

Slave Trade Triangle, Middle passage? Slave Trade – impact on Britain, Abolitionists, links between slavery and conditions in industrial mills? Does slavery still exist today?

World War I: Causes, events and society in Britain

 

Why was the early 20th century a time of great change?

 

Long/short term causes, key battles, trench conditions, shell shock, Britain at home: changing role of women & men, Haig – Lions led by Donkeys

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
End of WWI & Rise of Hitler

 

Weimar Germany,

The Treaty of Versailles, Hitler’s early life and rise of Hitler

World War II:  Causes  of WWII & Total War

 

What was life like in Britain/Germany during this Total War?

 

Evacuation, Rationing, Dresden Bombing, The Blitz, Anderson Shelters, Involvement of other countries, i.e., Hiroshima, End of the war – atomic bomb

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
The Holocaust: A depth study

 

Is Shoah or Holocaust a more accurate description of what happened to the Jews?

 

Jews in Europe over time, Auschwitz: A Case Study, The Final Solution

Terrorism: A 20th Century Phenomenon?

Is one man’s terrorist another man’s freedom fighter?

The Gunpowder Plot, The Suffragettes, The French Resistance, The Irish Question, Al Qaeda, 9/11, Moscow Theatre Siege

Anders Brevik, 7/7, Paris attacks 2015