History in Years 7-9
Key Stage 3 Programme of Study
According to History in the National Curriculum, produced by the DFEE:
Pupils should be taught about changes in the economy, society, culture and political structure of Britain from the early Middle Ages to the twentieth century. They should be taught about aspects of European and non-European history, and to make links and connections between historical events and changes in the different periods and areas studied. They should be given opportunities to use their historical knowledge to evaluate and use sources of information, and to construct narratives, descriptions and explanations of historical events and developments.
The Key Elements are closely related and should be developed through the Study Units, as appropriate. Not all the Key Elements need to be developed in each Study Unit.
At Barnard Castle School we aim to ‘shadow’ the NC Study Units. Across Key Stage 3, we cover five of the six which are specified; time constraints mean that it is not possible to examine fully Study Unit 6 - A past non-European society. The following broad outline illustrates those units which we do cover:
Year 7 Scheme of Work: Medieval Realms
1. England in the C11
Pages 2-5 What were the Middle Ages like?
Pages 8-9 What was England like in the 1060s?
2. The Norman Conquest
Pages 10-13 Why was England conquered in 1066?
Pages 14-21 The Battle of Hastings
Pages 22-25 How did Duke William gain control?
Pages 26-29 How did William keep control?
3. Life in the Middle Ages
Pages 32-35 Reconstructing medieval villages
Pages 36-39 Source evaluation - Elton village
4. Medieval Villages
Pages 40-43 A year in a medieval village
Pages 44-47 Poor & rich in medieval England
5. Medieval Travel
Pages 62-65 Travelling in the Middle Ages
6. Medieval Towns
Pages 66-71 Life in medieval towns
7. Religion in the Middle Ages
Pages 53-61 Religion in the Middle Ages
Pages 80-86 The murder of Thomas Becket
8. Justice in the Middle Ages
Pages 48-52 Justice in the Middle Ages
9. Medieval Kingship
Pages 87-91 Problems facing medieval kings
10. The Black Death & the Peasants' Revolt
Pages 72-77 The Black Death
Pages 92-100 The Peasants' Revolt
11. The Middle Ages
Pages 102-103 Which century would you choose to live in?
Year 8 Scheme of Work: The Renaissance
1. What was the Renaissance?
Pages 6-9 What was the Renaissance?
2. Italy in the Fifteenth Century
Pages 10-13 What was Italy like in the Fifteenth Century?
3. Leonardo da Vinci
Pages 14-15 Leonardo's art
Pages 16-21 Leonardo da Vinci's life
4. How did art change?
Pages 22-27 Art in the Middle Ages & the Renaissance
5. How did a Renaissance artist work?
Pages 28-29 Michelangelo & the painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
6. Architecture in the Renaissance
Pages 32-35 Renaissance architecture in Florence
7. The role of women in the Renaissance
Pages 36-39 The different roles of Renaissance women
8. What has the Renaissance given us?
Page 62 Images of the Renaissance
Year 8 Scheme of Work: The Making of the UK
1. England in the 1500s
Pages 6-9 What was life like in England in the 1500s?
2. Poverty in the 1500s
Pages 10-11 Were the poor really poor?
Pages 12-15 What did the government do about the poor?
3. The rich in the 1500s
Pages 16-19 What was life like for the rich in the 1500s?
Pages 20-23 What were the homes of the middle classes like?
4. Family Life in the 1500s
Pages 24-29 Life in the Seventeenth Century
5. The Church in 1500
Pages 31-33 Catholicism versus Protestantism
6. Henry VIII
Pages 34-35 Why did Henry VIII makes himself head of the Church in England?
Pages 36-39 How did Henry close the monasteries?
7. Edward VI & Protestantism
Pages 40-41 Changes introduced during Edward's reign
8. Mary Tudor
Pages 42-43 Mary Tudor and the return of Catholicism
9. The Reign of Elizabeth
Pages 44-55 What were the secrets of Elizabeth's success?
10. The Gunpowder Plot
Pages 56-59 Were the Catholics framed?
11. Causes of the English Civil War
Pages 62-71 Why did civil war break out in 1642?
12. Life During the Civil War
Pages 72-73 Cavaliers and Roundheads
Pages 74-75 Impact of the Civil War
Pages 76-77 Breaking enemy codes
13. Why was Charles I executed
Pages 80-83 Why did the English execute their king?
14. The Interregnum
Pages 84-87 Extremist groups during the 1650s
15. Oliver Cromwell
Pages 88-91 What kind of man was Oliver Cromwell?
16. The Restoration
Pages 92-93 Changes after 1660
Year 9 Scheme of Work: Britain 1750-1900
1. Britain 1750-1900
Pages 2-7 Britain in 1750, 1825 & 1900: what changed?
2. Businesses i the C18 & C19
Pages 8-9 Why did businesses grow?
3. The Darbys of Coalbrookdale
Pages 10-11 Comparing the three generations
4. Richard Arkwright
Pages 12-15 Why was Richard Arkwright successful?
5. Children in the mills
Pages 16-19 Examine the conditions of children working in the mills
6. Robert Owen
Pages 20-21 Arkwright & Owen
Pages 26-28 How did farmers produce more food?
Pages 52-55 Did life in the countryside get any better?
Pages 32-33 What was transport like in the C18?
Pages 34-35 Why was the Bridgewater Canal built?
Pages 36-39 What was the impact of the railways?
9. Social & Political Reform
Pages 86-87 Democracy in the 1820s & the 1990s
Pages 88-89 Was political reform needed?
Pages 90-91 The Great Reform Act, 1832
Pages 92-93 Chartism
Year 9 Scheme of Work: The Twentieth Century World
1. Causes of the First World War
Pages 12-15 Who was to blame for the start of WWI?
2. The First World War
Pages 16-19 Why wasn't it all over by Christmas?
Pages 20-21 What was the view from Britain?
Pages 22-25 What was life really like on the Western Front?
Pages 26-29 What was life like in the trenches?
Pages 40-45 Haig and the Battle of the Somme
Pages 82-83 The end of the war
3. The Treaty of Versailles
Pages 116-117 Was the Treaty a mistake?
4. The Second World War
Pages 150-151 Timeline of WWII
Pages 152-155 The need for evacuation
Pages 156-157 Living through the war
Pages 158-161 Dunkirk
Pages 162-163 The Battle of Britain
Pages 164-171 The Blitz
Pages 186-193 How did the Holocaust happen?