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Year 8 Curriculum Information - History
Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • The Making of the United Kingdom (Britain 1500-1750)
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • The Making of the United Kingdom (Britain 1500-1750)
  • The Impact of Empire
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Britain 1759-1900

Autumn Term

  • Assessment 1: extended writing: ‘How and why did Henry VIII change the church in England?’
  • Assessment 2: historical interpretations: ‘Which was the most serious threat to Elizabeth I: The Armada or Mary Queen of Scots?’

Spring Term

  • Assessment 3: extended writing/historical causation: ‘Why did World War II break out in 1939?’
  • Assessment 4: source evaluation/interpretation: ‘Which sources are most useful in investigating whether the USA was right to drop the Atomic Bomb?’

Summer Term

  • Assessment 5: historical interpretations: ‘Who was the most important to US Civil Rights: Martin Luther King or Malcolm X?’
  • Assessment 6: End of Year Nine exam
Special Requirements/Equipment

There is no specific equipment other than that set out in the student planner. However we have found that a set of four different coloured highlighters is extremely useful.

Home Learning

This will be set weekly by the teacher and consolidate and deepen the knowledge and skills developed in lessons. Details of this will be set by the teacher on Show my Home Learning.

Reading List
  • The Making of the United Kingdom, Scott (Heinemann)
  • Changing Minds, Byrom, Counsell, Riley (Pearson/Longman)
  • Minds and Machines, Byrom, Counsell, Riley (Pearson/Longman)
  • Britain 1750-1900, Child (Heinemann)
  • The Impact of Empire, Culpin, Byrom, Riley (Hodder)
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