Year 7

Curriculum Area: Humanities: History

National Curriculum 2016

Overview of Course Content

During Year 7 History lessons  the units of study will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Anglo-Saxon & Norman England
  • Medieval Britain: Battle of Hastings and the Black Death
  • Church and the State
  • Elizabeth I and her problems
  • Life in 17th C England


Overview of course content

Overview of assessment

Autumn 1

Unit of Work

Anglo-Saxon & Norman England

Title: Why did William win the Battle of Hastings? (Card sort and extended writing exploring the why William won the Battle of Hastings)

Test – How did William keep control of England?

Autumn 2

Unit of Work

Medieval England

Title: How did the Black Death improve the life of peasants?

Spring 1

Unit of Work

Church and the State

Multiple choice test: Henry VIII & the Church

Spring 2

Unit of Work

Elizabeth I’s problems

Title: Which one of Queen Elizabeth’s problems do you think was the biggest?

(Extended writing using sources)

Summer 1

Unit of Work:

Life in 17th C England

Title: What were the main reasons for the Civil War?

Summer 2

Unit of Work

Life in 17th C England

End of year test