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You can see that your life is different from the lives of people in the past. You can show an understanding of the main events and about the people you have studied. You can see why people acted as they did. You can understand the different ways in which the past is described. You understand that the past is divided into different periods of time and can see similarities and differences. You understand main events and the results of these as well as changes. You can go beyond simple observation to answer questions about the past. You can now show factual knowledge about the history of Britain and the world. You can see and explain changes which happen across different periods of time. You can begin to understand different views of the past. You can begin to choose and combine information from different sources. You can use all this to write extended answers. You now have deeper factual knowledge and understanding of the history of Britain and the world. You describe what past times were like and show links between them. You can give reasons for and show an understanding of, the results of things changing. You can suggest why some people have the view that they have about events. You are beginning to say which bits of evidence are most useful for a particular task. You can select information to produce a good structured answer. You can clearly use your knowledge to describe past British history and periods of time, and you can make links across and between different periods. You can explain reasons for changes well. You thoroughly understand different views of the past, and why there are these views. You can weigh up sources and say which are the most helpful to reach certain conclusions. You are good at selecting and using information to write extended answers with good structure. You are really good at making links between your own factual knowledge and your understanding of British History to see the links between events, people, changes, and cultures. You can carry out an historical enquiry and reach your own conclusions. Your narratives and descriptions are very well structured, as are your explanations. You can see events in a wider historical context.


HISTORY IN YEAR 7 Work covered during the year Term 1 - Ruling 1066 -1603 Why did people invade England? How did William control England? Did people have any power? Term 2 - Living and working conditions 1066 1603 How did people live? What was life like in London? What did people fear? Term 3 - Moving and travelling 1066 -1603 How did people travel in England? How important was trade? Why did Europeans tour the world? Useful websites include www.bbc.co.uk/history www.bbc.co.uk/schools www.schoolhistory.co.uk www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk www.romanempire.net/romepage www.activehistory.co.uk

How parents can help at home 1. Help your child to read and understand the relevant section in the text book. 2. If your child has a good grasp of each text book unit, encourage wider reading about the topic e.g. in library books. 3. Help your child learn the spelling of key words provided. 4. Ensure your child revises thoroughly for the end of unit tests and the end of year exam. 5. In doing this, make sure your child understands the green sheet “Doing my level best� which will help them to understand how to gain the highest level in assessment tests.


HISTORY IN YEAR 8 Work covered during the year Terms 1 – Ruling 1603 - 1901 Who should be in charge? Why did people protest? Who wanted the vote? Term 2 – Living and working 1603 - 1901 What frightened people? How did industry change with technology? How did urban life change? Terms 3 – Moving and travelling 1603 - 1901 What was slavery? Who had to leave? What was the empire? Useful websites include www.bbc.co.uk/history, www.bbc.co.uk/schools, www.schoolhistory.co.uk, www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk’ www.activehistory.co.uk,www.tudorhistory.org www.ironbridge.org.uk www.bclm.co.uk How parents can help at home 1. Help your child to read and understand the relevant section in the text book. 2. If your child has a good grasp of each text book unit, encourage wider reading about the topic e.g. in library books. 3. Help your child learn the spelling of key words provided. 4. Ensure your child revises thoroughly for end of unit tests and the end of year exam. 5. In doing this ensure your child understands the green sheet “Doing my level best” which will help them to understand how to gain the highest level in assessment tests.


HISTORY IN YEAR 9 Work covered during the year Terms 1 – Ruling 1901 - Present The Suffragettes World War I Key moments of World War II Civil Rights Terrorism Term 2 – Living and working 1901 - Present Who kept the home fires burning? Surviving World War II Why do genocides happen? The Cold War Healthcare in the Twentieth Century Terms 3 – Moving and travelling 1901 - Present Who answered the call to war? How can moving make you safe? Why did people leave their homelands? Where can migration lead? Useful websites include www.bbc.co.uk/history www.schoolhistory.co.uk www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk www.historyonthenet.com http://users.erols.com/Slave-Trade

How parents can help at home 1. Help your child to read and understand the relevant section in the text book. 2. If your child has a good grasp of each text book unit, encourage wider reading about the topic and ensure they watch relevant TV programmes. 3. Help your child learn the spelling of the key words provided. 4. Ensure your child revises thoroughly for the endof-unit tests and the end of year exam. 5. Make sure your child understands the green sheet “Doing my level best” aiding their understanding to gain the highest level in assessment tests.

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