Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1    

Summer 2


•       What connected Constantinople with other worlds?

•       Where did power truly lie in the medieval world

•       To what extent did the Normans bring a truckload of trouble?

•       How on earth did the Crusaders make it all the way in to Jerusalem

•       What made Mansa Musa exceptional?

•       How do you make a road out of silk?

•       Who can tell us about Medieval Life?

•       Who really went to war in 1455 ?

•       Martin Luther, father of the Reformation?

•       To what extent was the Reformation in England a Car Crash?

•       Streets paved with Gold: how on earth did the Aztecs do it?

•       Drawing together big narratives of power, migration and agency.


•       Conquest or Culture, what should the Mughal Dynasty be remembered for?

•       Did the Mayflower really land in a New World?

•       Why did Charles I lose his head?

•       When did the Monarchy lose its power?

•       Abolitionists or agency, why was Slavery Abolished?

•       “Good thing vs Era of Darkness”, why has the British Empire been seen so differently?

•       Was the Enlightenment really Scottish?

•       Why was the 18th Century a century of revolution

•       “Disastrous and terrible”, an apt description of the Industrial Revolution?

•       To what extent was the Silvertown strike a complete failure?

•       How should we remember the Peterloo Massacre?

•       Drawing together big narratives of power, migration and agency.


·         ‘A waste of time’, a valid assessment of the Jarrow March?

·         Why was there a World War in 1914?

·         What was the turning point in the position of women in the 20th century?

·         What did Civil Rights leaders really want?

·         “Liberation”, the broken promise of all ideologies of the 20th century?

•       Who was responsible for the Holocaust?

•       Drawing together big narratives of power, migration and agency.


Crime & Punishment

1. Middle Ages (1066-1500)

Anglo Saxon (C,P, LE); Norman (C, P,LE); Late-Medieval (C,P,LE); Case Study: Power of Church

2. Early Modern (1500-1700)

Crime; Punishment; law Enforcement; Case Study: Witchcraft; Case Study: Gun powder plot

3.  Industrial Revolution (1700-1900)

Crime; Punishment; Law Enforcement; Case Study: Prison Reformers ; Case Study: Toll Puddle Martyrs

4.  Modern Period (1900 -present)

Crime; Punishment; Law Enforcement; Case Study: Conscientious Objectors; Case Study:  Capital Punishment

Historic environment

1. Conditions in Whitechapel

Accommodation, Work, Poverty, Workhouse, Crime, immigration

2. Police

Recruitment, Equipment, Problems, Divisions & Cooperation

3. Ripper Murders

Murders, Police investigation, White Chapel Vigilance Committee, Press, Problems

Early Reign of Elizabeth

1. Threats to Elizabeth

Early Life, Early Threats, Religious Settlement, Puritans, Northern Earls, Catholic Plots, Mary Queen of Scots, War with Spain, Spanish Armada

2. Life in Elizabethan England

Increase in Poverty, Vagabonds, Education, Theatre, Golden Age

3.  Exploration

Drake, Raleigh, Virginia

Revision & End of Year assessment


Weimar & Nazi Germany

1. Birth of Weimar Germany & Golden Age

End of WWI, Dolchtstoss, Treaty of Versailles, Uprisings, Weimar Constitution,  Occupation of the Ruhr, Hyperinflation, Stresemann, Life in Weimar Germany,

2. Birth of the Nazi Party

Hitler’s Early life, Munich Putsch,

 3. Lean Years, Wall Street Crash/rise of the Nazi party

Lean Years, Wall Street Crash, Great Depression, Elections, Elimination of opposition/obstacles

4. Life in Nazi Germany

Police State, Women, Youth, Living Standards, Church, Opposition

Super Power relations and the Cold War

1. Beginning of Cold War

Grand Alliance, Post War Conferences, Telegrams, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Iron Curtain, Comecon, Cominform, Berlin Crisis 1948-1949, Nato, Warsaw Pact, Hungarian Uprising 1956

2. Three Crises

Brain Drain, Ultimatum, Berlin Wall Crisis 1961, Cuba Revolution, Bays of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis 1962, Prague Spring 1968, Brezhnev Doctrine

3. Détente/Second Cold War

Salt I 1972, Helsinki accords 1975, Salt II 1979, Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan 1979, Carter Doctrine, Reagan & Evil Empire,  SDI, Gorbachev’s New Thinking, Fall of Berlin Wall, Collapse of USSR

Revision & GCSE exams


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