Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Year 8

 

  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

The Renaissance & the Scientific Revolution
 
 
The Civil War: A Revolution

  • James I; witchcraft; the scientific revolution;

  • The Civil war; the Great Fire of London; the Glorious Revolution; Britain between 1485-1750.

In-class assessment booklets and Google Quizzes based on core knowledge identified in knowledge organisers.

Spring Term

 

The Industrial Revolution
 
 
 
The Slave Trade

 

  • Imperialism; factories and industrialisation; child labour; Norwich and the Industrial revolution (Dragons’ Den);

 

  • Modern day slavery; the slave trade; Norfolk’s connection to slavery & abolition; Equiano & abolition.

In-class assessment booklets and Google Quizzes based on core knowledge identified in knowledge organisers.

Summer Term

 

The Suffragettes

 

 

The First World War

  • Women and gender equality; suffragists & suffragettes; Emily Wilding Davison; suffrage;

     

  • The causes of WW1; recruitment; BAME soldiers; Western & Eastern Fronts; women & WW1; WWI & interpretations; controversial figures.

 In-class assessment booklets and Google Quizzes based on core knowledge identified in knowledge organisers.