KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 History
Term 1An Introduction to History   
An Introduction to History In this unit students are introduced to the key skills they will be expected to develop over the course of KS3. They will focus on chronology, bias and the use of historical sources.
Assessment: GCSE style inference question - How did William keep control of England?Key Words and Terms
Term 2The Control of the Church
Students will study the importance of the Church in the lives of medieval people, the role of the priest, monasteries, pilgrimages and the crusades. They will examine the treatment of non-Christians within England and what complaints people had about the medieval church.
Assessment: GCSE style question - interpretation of King John.Key Words and Terms
Term 3Life in Medieval England   
Students will study various aspects of medieval life. These will include village and town life, law and order, food, and the bubonic plague of 1349. Students will then look at the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 and the role of women within medieval society.
Assessment: GCSE style question - Describe two features of life in Medieval London.Key Words and Terms
Term 4Characteristics of Medieval Life
Students will study characteristics of medieval life, including: diseases, past-times, recreational activities, jobs and the way life changed over time.
Assessment: GCSE style question - using evidence to interpret and reach judgements.Key Words and Terms
Term 5The War of the Roses   
Students will study the causes and consequences War of the Roses between the York and Lancaster families.
Assessment: GCSE style question - narrative. The Battle of Bosworth.Key Words and Terms
Term 6Tudor Monarchs
Students will discover how Henry VII was able to solve his problems when beginning the Tudor dynasty. Students also study how and why Henry VIII broke with Rome. Students will explore both Edward VI and Mary I.
Assessment: End of Year Assessment covering aspects of the year 7 units studied.Key Words and Terms