Students: Year 7  KS3


Topic 1: What was the Middle Ages & Key events overview

Topic 2: Why was England invaded and who were the invaders?

Topic 3: Why was 1066 such a dramatic year?

Topic 4: How useful is the Bayeux Tapestry to historians learning about 1066?

Topic 5: What were King Harold's options and did he choose wisely?

Topic 6: How different were the Norman and English armies?

Topic 7: What happened on 14th October 1066 at Hastings?

History Skills / Concepts progress ladder

Topic 8: How did William really take control of England?

Topic 9: How important were castles for William's control?

Unit 1.1: Conquest and Control

Reading Task Document

Task Document

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Completed Task


Unit 1.2: Life in Medieval England

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Topic 1: What was life like in William's England (Domesday Book & Peasant life)

Topic 2: Importance of Religion in the Middle Ages (Doom Paintings)

Topic 3: Why was Archbiship of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, murdered in 1170?

Topic 4: Does King John deserve his reputation? What was Magna Carta?

Topic 6: How did people deal with the Black Death in 1348?

Topic 7: Why did the Peasants revolt in 1381?

Reading Task Document

Causes sheet

Topic 8: Who was King Richard III and did he murder the Princes in the Tower?


New Monarchs Timeline since 1066

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Topic 5: Why did Edward I embark on a conquest of Wales and Scotland?

HW task

Unit 2: Life in Tudor England & the European Renaissance

Yr7 Key Knowledge overview


Yr7 Curriculum Road Map

Literacy in History:

How to write a great history essay