History KS3

[ KS3: Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 | Links ]

[ Year 7 Heraldry Project: designing coats of arms ]

History in Year 7 Medieval Realms, 1066-1500

In Year 7 pupils study some of the key events and individuals of the Medieval period, including the Norman Conquest, the Black Death, the Peasants’ Revolt and the Crusades, as well as exploring society in Norman England. Pupils will sit an exam in the Summer Term.

Dover Castle   Kings

William of Normandy   Peasants' Revolt

History in Year 8 The Making of the United Kingdom, 1500-1750

In Year 8 pupils study some of the key events and individuals of the Tudor and Stuart monarchies, including Henry VIII’s decision to break from the Catholic Church, Elizabeth I’s ‘Middle Way’, the Spanish Armada, Guy Fawkes, and the English Civil War; there will also be a unit on the Industrial Revolution. Pupils will sit an exam in the Summer Term.

Elizabeth   Guido Faukes   Henry VIII

Spanish Armada   King Philip II of Spain

History in Year 9 The 20th Century World

In Year 9 pupils study some of the key events of the 20th Century, with a specific focus on the First and Second World Wars. Pupils will also study aspect of Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust, as well as a unit on the battle for rights, focusing on women’s suffrage and the Civil Rights movement in America.

A trip to the First World War battlefields in France and Belgium occurs during the May half-term, while pupils will be expected to complete a piece of extended writing in addition to the two exams at the end of the Autumn and Summer Terms.

WWI - gas masks on, in a machine gun emplacement   Churchill

Suffragettes   Hitler

Links 

History of Blundell's School - a brief history of the school, written by Charles Noon for our Quatercentenary celebrations in 2004.

School Memorial - for those Blundellians who lost their lives during the First World War.