Year 7

  • What did it mean to be British before 1066?
  • Why is 1066 a significant date?
  • To what extent did life change after 1066?
  • Did Kings hold all the power in medieval England?
  • Who really ruled England after 1485? (Tudors, Reformation, Civil War)
  • When was the beginning of modern Britain? (William of Orange, Unification of Britain, Enlightenment, Culture)

Year 8

  • Why was the Industrial Revolution a period of such rapid change?
  • British Empire/ Slavery
  • To what extent has the USA been defined by the Civil Rights Movement?
  • Was WW1 the disastrous result of European empirical ambition?
  • Was WW2 a ‘just’ war?
  • How should we define the 20 th century?

Year 9

  • Medicine Through Time
  • Warfare

KS4 - Year 10 and 11

Edexcel History - Course Demands

Paper 1 : Thematic Study and Historic Environment

Written Exam - 1hr 15m (30% of GCSE)

Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.

Paper 2 : Period Study and British Depth Study

Written Exam - 1hr 45m (40% of GCSE)

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88

The American West, c1835–c1895

Paper 3: Modern Depth Study

Written Exam - 1hr 20m (30% of GCSE)

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39


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