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History KS3 Curriculum Topics

 

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term
2

Spring Term
 1

Spring Term
2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2 

Year
7

Pre-1066

1066 and the Norman invasion

The Middle Ages 

The Middle Ages 

Who were the Tudors?

- Henry VIII power
- Reformation

Mid Tudor Crisis Elizabethan England
  - Religion
  - Mary, Queen of Scots
  - War with Spain

Year
8

Tudor to Stuart England

Stuart England and the Civil War
   - causes and events of the Civil Wars
- The interregnum, Cromwell's Britain

Industrial Britain 

Industrial Britain

Slavery and the roots to the British Empire 

Impact of the empire around the world 

 French and American revolutions and the American Civil War

Year
9

British Society in 1900

The First World War

The Second World War

The Cold War

20th Century Study: 
Women 1900 to today 
Teenagers 1900 to today

Creation of the welfare state 

Immigration, Race riots and protest

History KS4 Curriculum Topics

 

Autumn
Term 1

Autumn
Term 2

Spring
Term 1

Spring
Term 2

Summer
Term 1

Summer
Term 2

Year
10

Crime and Punishment 

Medieval England
Early Modern England c1500-1750 
The Gunpowder Plot 
The Witch-hunts of 1645-47. 

Crime and Punishment. 

18th and 19th Century Britain. 
Pentonville Prison, the development of the Met Police Force and the changing views on the purpose of punishment.  
Crime and Punishment in Modern Britain and the abolition of the death penalty.  

Whitechapel. 

Living conditions in Whitechapel. 
Tensions and immigration into Whitechapel. 
Organisation of policing and investigative policing in Whitechapel. 
The crimes of Jack the Ripper. 

Anglo-Saxons and Normans. 

Role of the king, government, economy and social system in Anglo-Saxon England. 
The death of Edward the Confessor and rival claimants to the throne. 
The Battles of 1066. 

Anglo-Saxons and Normans. 

Role of the king, government, economy and social system in Anglo-Saxon England. 
The death of Edward the Confessor and rival claimants to the throne. 
The Battles of 1066. 

Germany 1919-39. 

The origins of the Weimar Republic, the early challenges to the Weimar Republic 1919-23. 
The recovery of the republic and the changes to German Society.  
Hitler's rise to power 1919-33.

Year
11

Germany 1919-39. 

Nazi control and dictatorship 1933-39. 
Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1939.

Superpower relations and the Cold War. 

The Conferences at the end war. 
Containment, the first crisis over Berlin, the arms race and Hungarian uprising. 

Superpower relations and the Cold War. 

The Second Berlin Crisis, Cuban Missile Crisis and Czechoslovakian uprising. 

Superpower relations and the Cold War. 

Detente, the new Cold War, peace talks and the end of the Cold War. 

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