Year 7 - The Academy Selsey

Year 7

Year 7 Curriculum Plan – History

Curriculum Area: Humanities: History

National Curriculum 2017

Overview of Course Content

During Year 7 History lessons  the units of study will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Anglo-Saxon & Norman England
  • Medieval Britain: Battle of Hastings and the Black Death
  • Church and the State
  • Elizabeth I and her problems
  • Life in 17th C England


Overview of course content

Overview of assessment

Autumn 1

Unit of Work

Anglo-Saxon & Norman England


Title: Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?


Autumn 2

Unit of Work

Medieval England



Title: How did the Black Death improve the life of peasants?


Spring 1

Unit of Work

Church and the State



Title: Changes in the Church in England in the medieval and early modern period

Spring 2

Unit of Work

The Tudors



Title: Which one of Queen Elizabeth’s problems do you think was the biggest?

(Extended writing using sources)


Summer 1

Unit of Work:

17th C political history



Knowledge test & short answer questions: What were the main reasons for the Civil War?


Summer 2

Unit of Work

Life in 17th C England


Title: How did crime & punishment change during the 17th C? (Source work)