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St Clement's

High School


Key Stage 3

Year 7

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What is History?

Why were people prepared to risk their lives fighting those in power?

How far did the Norman Conquest change England?

Was it all muck and misery in the middle ages?

Does Margery Kempe deserve a monument?

Power democracy and Human Rights in the middle ages.

How religious were the Tudors and Stuarts?

How do we speak History?

What kinds of evidence do historians use?

What kind of events are historians interested in?

Who had an impact on Britain?

What was a medieval knight like?

What was war like?

What were the key events in the life of King Edward?

Who had the greatest claim to the English throne?

Who fought who?

Why did William invade?

Did William win because of luck or skill?

What does the Bayeux tapestry tell us about the Battle?

What were William’s problems?

How do you attack and defend a castle?

How did a book help William control England?

How did the feudal system help William’s control?

How far did William change the church?

What did a medieval village look like?

What was life like on the manor?

What did a medieval town look like?

How were medieval people punished?

Rats or rebels, which was more significant?

What would Margery do?

How did Margery spread her ideas?

Should Margery be given a monument??

Why is the King being whipped?

What led to Becket’s death?

Why were the Barons angry with King John?

How did the Barons solve these problems?

Why did people argue so much about religion? Religious rollercoaster

Why did Henry close down the monasteries?

Did Mary deserve the nickname Bloody?

Elizabeth- who should she marry?

Elizabeth-a middle way?

Was the gunpowder plot a conspiracy?

Year 8

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Which wars should we know about?

Why is Cromwell still so controversial?

How far did the French Revolution Change France?

Should Britain be proud of the Empire?

Were all emigrants brave and adventurous?

What did the Industrial revolution do for us?

A quick History of Britain 1500-1900

Why Did England and Spain become enemies?

Why did the Spanish Armada fail?

Was Nelson the main reason why Napoleon’s invasion failed?

Which wars should we know about?

Charles the martyr or traitor?

Why was the Civil War so shocking?

What was so shocking about the impact of the war?

How have Victorians interpreted Cromwell?

How do film makers create interpretations of the past?

Why is Cromwell still so controversial?

Why were the French so angry with their King?

Why did the Bourgeoisie defy their king?

Why have people disagreed about the Bastille?

How far did the third estate achieve their aims?

How far did France change 1789-1791?

What made the revolutionaries kill their king?

How far did France change 1792- 1794?

How far did France change in the last years?

How did the British Empire begin?

What did the British think about the peoples of their empire?

What made Thomas Clarkson so angry?

Should Britain pay compensation for the slave trade?

Did India lose or gain from the Empire?

Was Britain to blame for the Irish famine?

Should Britain be proud of their empire?

What is migration and why do people migrate?

Were all emigrants brave and adventurous? Group work planning.

Were all emigrants brave and adventurous? Group work presentation.

Were all emigrants brave and adventurous? Assessment.

How did enclosure lead to an increase in production?

What did the industrial revolution do for us?

What made Sheffield stink?

Welcome to sickness street.

How did Jonny Watkins die?

What was the most significant invention?

Year 9

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How did 2 bullets lead to the death of 20 million people?

How and why did Twentieth century warfare change?

USA in the 1920’s – Did it Roar?

Why did Hitler not achieve his aims?


Was everyone equal by the end of the twentieth century?

Welcome to the Twentieth Century

Europe on the brink of war

Steps to war

Causes assessment

Why did we end up in trenches?

Why did men join up?

What happened during the Battle of the Somme?

What motivated men to keep fighting?

How did WW1 change the way wars were fought?

What was the impact of WW1 on those who fought?

What was the impact of WW1 on civilians?

What was the impact of WW2 on civilians?

What was the impact of WW2 on those who fought?

Did Science accelerate the end of the war?

What was the impact on civilians during the Cold war?

How has the nature of conflict changed and how could it change in the future?

Was the USA a land of opportunity?

Who runs what in America?

What was America like in the 1920s?- Assessment

What was prohibition and why did it fail?

Al Capone: Hero or Villain?

How did WW1 leave Germany?

What was life like in Nazi Germany?

Were Hitler’s actions intended to help the German people?

Why did Hitler go to war?

What were the key features of WW2?

Why did Hitler lose WW2?

How prejudiced are you?

How do we investigate artefacts?

What generalisations exist?

Were Jewish people the only victims?

Did the Holocaust only happen in concentration camps?

Who was to blame for the holocaust?

Were Jewish people helpless and saved by the allies?

What happened after the Holocaust?

Was there an Edwardian Golden Summer?

Why did the Suffragettes use violent tactics?

Emily Davison assessment

Was 1948 a turning point?

What was life like for Black people in America?

Who had an impact in the struggle for civil rights in America?

Feast or famine? How did living standards change?

Was post war Britain a land of opportunity


Key Stage 4

OCR Schools History Project

Students will study how crime and punishment have developed between 1200-1945, look in depth at the changes to German society 1919-1945 and complete a controlled assessment of 2000 words answering one question on American Civil rights.

Field Trips

Year 10: Berlin or Poland. (3 Day Residential)


At Key Stage 3 pupils have regular homework which extends their learning

At Key Stage 4 pupils are set homework regularly which extends their learning and practises exam skills.

Pupils are expected to be proactive about catching up on any work they have missed due to absence.

Resources Excellent information on Nazi Germany. Lots of good sources for Crime and Punishment.