Who Were The Tudors?
- What was Britain like in 1509?
- What was the young Henry VIII like?
- Why did religion change so much under the Tudors?
- Was Mary really Bloody?
- Why did the Spanish Armada fail?
- What were Tudor leisure, education and society like?
Students complete a challenging GCSE-style mini-exam on the Tudors.
First Tudor monarch
The civil war between the houses of Lancaster and York.
King of England between 1509-1547
First wife of Henry VIII
Henry VIII's first key Minister
2nd wife of Henry VIII
The changes of the Church in England, including the removal of the Pope as its head.
The selling off of the monasteries.
Rebellion against the dissolution of the monasteries
Favourite ship of Henry VIII
Son of Henry VIII
Queen of England for 9 days
Henry VIII's eldest daughter
Two Protestant bishops that were burned by Mary I
Daughter of Henry VIII and Queen between 1558-1603
Massive Spanish fleet launched to protect an invasion force against England in 1588
Develops an understanding of causes and consequences, and the use of reasoning to link and prioritise different causes.
Develops an understanding of the roots of the modern established Church of England, and the consequences of religious hatred.
Why did the English make war against themselves? The Stuarts, Cromwell and the Civil War.
- Why did a Scot become King of England?
- How did Charles upset Parliament?
- Why did the Parliamentarians win the English Civil War?
- Was Cromwell a Hero or a Villain?
GCSE-style sources assessment on Charles I.
King of England 1603-1625
The assassination attempt against King James I by Catholic terrorists
Leader of the Gunpowder Plot
King of England during the Civil War
Leader of the Parliamentarians
War between Parliament and the king
Decisive roundhead victory in the Civil War
Helps students understand the reasons for political violence and to consider capital punishment.
Encourages and understand of the power of parliament and the crown in modern Britain and the importance of debate and freedom.
Who rules? The Restoration and the Glorious Revolution.
- Who was the Merrie Monarch?
- How did the Stuarts respond to the Great Plague?
- Who caused the Great Fire of London?
- Was the Glorious Revolution really Glorious?
Students classwork and homework will be assessed by teachers and students given feedback on their work.
The nickname of Charles II for his love of parties and drinking.
Massive fire in London in 1666
Famous 17th century source
Catholic King of England during Glorious Revolution
A success rebellion to remove King James II from the throne to be replaced by William of Orange
Scottish rebellion to put the son of James II on the throne.
Major battle between the British government forces and the Jacobites. Government victory.
Why did two new Republics emerge? The French Revolution and the American War of Independence.
- What were the Thirteen Colonies?
- What was the significance of the French and Indian War?
- Why did the Americans want independence?
- Why did the British fail in the war of Independence?
- What was the Ancien Régime?
- Which ideas did the people behind the French Revolution believe in?
- How successful was Napoleon?
- What was the American West like?
GCSE Style assessment on the American and French revolutions.
The period of the 18th century were traditional forms of government began to be challenged.
The British colonies in the eastern seaboard of North America
War between Britain and France. American theatre of the 7 Years War.
The idea that colonies' existence is to enrich the mother country.
The border where the colonists were refused expansion west in the American colonies by the British
The acts of Parliament that antagonised the American Colonists, such as tax on tea, sugar and stamps.
The War between American colonists and the British
Last major battle of the American Revolution. Patriot victory.
Leader of the Americans in the revolution
The 3 Estate System that proceeded the French Revolutions.
French general and emperor
The student evaluates substantive historical content and exercises a judgement assessing a variety of factors for the causation of the French and American Revolutions.
The students explore the development of democracy around the world and how that reflected their culture.
How did Great Britain begin to modernise? The Vote and the Industrial Revolution.
- How successful were different types of protest: Gordon Riots, Peterloo and Chartism?
- How much did the Industrial Revolution change Britain?
- How did ordinary people respond to the Industrial Revolution?
- How did more and more people get the Vote?
Students write a series of diary entries as a 19th Century English industrial worker, highlighting their knowledge of the period and empathy.
The change from a agrarian society in England to an urban industrial.
Engine powered by water steam.
The industry making clothes
The artificial river system set up across Britain.
Where people would work if they could not pay rent and debts
When children go to work.
A water based disease common during the Industrial Revolution
The reformation of the voting system allowing middle-class city dwellers the vote.
Constituencies with only a very small amount of voters.
People demanding political reform
Develops the student's empathy with children of the 19th century and how modern political freedoms were won
Understanding of the background to modern towns and cities in the UK, the nature of labour and campaigns against child labour, the roots of the emergence of the United Kingdom and a wealthy, industrialised nation.
Why were thousands of Africans enslaved?
Non-British Depth Study.
- What was The Middle Passage?
- What was a slave auction like?
- Was life on the plantations the same for all slaves?
- Were the owners of the Zong guilty?
- How was Slavery abolished?
End of year exam.
The slaves' journey between Africa and the American colonies
Where slaves were sold
A farm where the slaves worked on cotton, sugar and tobacco
Highly value commodity in the 18th century, worked on by slaves on plantations.
Major campaigner to end the slave trade.
War in the United States to end slavery
The breakaway country that broke away and then fought against the United States.
Massive victory for the Union in the American Civil War
The understanding of content, context and provenance of a wide range of primary sources and historical interpretations in relation to slavery in the British Empire.
The students learn the significance of slavery in the 18th century and the social consequences that is still around today and how they effect society.