Overview of scheme of work

Year 7

Cycle 1 – Baseline Assessment History Skills

Cycle 2 – Normans: The Conquest

Cycle 3 – Normans: Establishing Control

Cycle 4 – Tudors and Stuarts

Year 8

Cycle 1 – WW2

Cycle 2 – The Holocaust

Cycle 3 – The Cold War

Cycles 4 and 5 – Crime in Victorian London


Paper 1 – Crime and Punishment with a case study on Whitechapel

Paper 2 – Anglo Saxon and Norman England and Superpower Relations 1945-1991

Paper 3 – Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939

Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Helpful Reading

Year 7

Wulf the Saxon, GA Henty

A Traveler in Time, Allison Uttley

War Horse, Michael Morpurgo

Year 8

The Boy on the Wooden Box, Leon Leyson

Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal, Stevie Shenkin

Horrible Histories, Terry Deary


Knights of the Hawk, James Aitcheson

Sworn Sword, James Aitcheson

The Harrowing, James Aitcheson

The Extra, Kathryn Lasky

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak