Year 10 - The Academy Selsey

Year 10

Subject: History GCSE

Description of activities:


This course will develop a student’s understanding of the following areas:

  • Crime & Punishment Through Time (1200 to the present)
  • The Norman Conquest 1065-1087
  • History Around Us: The Romans and Fishbourne Palace


Learning will be assessed by:

  • Written paper: Thematic Study: Crime & Punishment c 1200 to the present

British Depth Study: The Norman Conquest 1065-1087. 1 hour 45 mins. 80

                                           marks (40%)

  • Written paper: History Around Us: The Romans & Fishbourne Palace. 1 hour. 40 marks & 10 for



Half Term


Autumn 1

Crime & Punishment Through Time

  • The nature of crime and punishment in Anglo-Saxon Britain
  • The Middle Ages,
  • The changing nature of crime in the 16th & 17th centuries  and early modern Britain


Autumn 2

Crime & Punishment Through Time

  • The impact of population growth and the development of towns
  • Attitudes towards crimes against property
  • Smuggling
  • Highwaymen
  • Poaching
  • Witchcraft
  • The developing of police
  • The changing roles of prisons
  • Modern crime & punishment


Spring 1

The Norman Conquest 1065-1087

  • Anglo-Saxon society
  • The death of Edward I 
  • Contenders for the throne
  • The Viking agenda
  • Battles of Fulford & Stamford Bridge
  • Battle of Hastings


Spring 2

The Norman Conquest 1065-1067

  • Resistance to William I
  • Uprisings
  • How William kept control
  • Domesday Book
  • Feudal system
  • Castles


Summer 1

History Around Us: The Romans & Fishbourne Palace

Field trip, The Romans in Britain

Summer 2

History Around Us: The Romans & Fishbourne Palace

Field trip, in depth analysis of the Fishbourne Palace site past, present and future

Websites to support learning

Crime & Punishment


BBC Bitesize -


Norman Conquest


BBC Bitesize -



Planned Support:

Support is available after school by arrangement with Dr Milliken or via email to Dr Milliken who will be happy to respond to any queries.