History


Year 7

What will your child be studying?

Students study 6 enquiry based topics

  • What is History?
  • When was it best to live in the British Isles?
  • Was 1066 a turning point in British history?
  • Was medieval life mucky and miserable?
  • Could a king do what he liked?

How will your child be assessed?

  • Written assessment or project at the end of each unit. This may take the form of a source based exercise or a piece of extended writing.
  • Verbal assessment and in class discussion. 

How can you help your child?

  • Visit local landmarks such as Richmond Castle and Easby Abbey.
  • Encourage them to read books such as the ‘Horrible Histories’ series.

Supportive resources and websites

www.bbc.co.uk/history

www.historylearningsite.co.uk

Year 8

What will your child be studying?

Students study 6 enquiry based topics

  • Did the Industrial revolution change lives for the better?
  • Was the British Empire a force for good?
  • The slave trade.
  • How did power change? Civil War to Suffragettes.
  • How the nature of war has changed.
  • How could the Holocaust happen?

How will your child be assessed?

  • Written assessment or project at the end of each unit. This may take the form of a source based exercise or a piece of extended writing.
  • Verbal assessment and in class discussion.

How can you help your child?

  • Visit local museums such as the Green Howards and the DLI Museum in Durham.
  • Watch relevant historical documentaries.
  • Encourage them to read books such as the ‘Horrible Histories’ series.

Supportive resources and websites

www.bbc.co.uk/history

www.historylearningsite.co.uk

www.iwm.org.uk/