Edexcel (KS4)

KS3 & KS4 History

Unit sequence

Units that make up our curricula are fully sequenced, and aligned to the national curriculum.

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Threads are groups of units across the curriculum that build a common body of knowledge

Year group

Year 7

1

The Christian Church: how completely did the Great Schism transform Christendom?

2

11th-century Islamic worlds: how similar were the regions of the Islamic world?

3

The Norman Conquest: how do we know about the impact of the Conquest on England?

4

The Crusades: did Europeans go on crusade to capture the 'holy land'?

5

Medieval women: what can we learn from Matilda about women in medieval England?

6

England under Henry II: how successfully did Henry reassert royal authority?

7

Magna Carta: how did Magna Carta survive?

8

Edward I: What stopped Edward uniting all of Britain?

9

Local history: how similar were medieval lives in Norwich?

10

Medieval West Africa: why was medieval Mali so successful?

11

The Black Death and the Silk Road: how connected was the medieval world?

12

The Peasants' Revolt: why do historians disagree about its causes?

13

The Wars of the Roses: what does it tell us about fifteenth-century England?

14

The Renaissance: what do the artefacts of the Renaissance tell us about it?

Year 8

1

Henry VIII and the Reformation: how unusual was the English Reformation?

2

Elizabeth I: why has Elizabeth been represented so differently?

3

Life in Tudor England: was there a 'Golden Age' for the poor?

4

European conquest of the Americas: why was its impact so devastating?

5

The English Civil War: what can pamphlets tell us about 17th century politics? 

6

Commonwealth and Restoration: why did the republican experiment fail?

7

The Glorious Revolution: how do historians' views of it differ?

8

Transatlantic Slavery: how were West African societies impacted?

9

The Mughal Empire: how important was violence to the Mughal conquests in India?

10

The East India Company: when did Mughal authority collapse?

11

The emergence of cabinet government: why did Walpole become Prime Minister?

12

The Enlightenment: what was the Enlightenment?

13

The Haitian Revolution: what was its role in the abolition of the slave trade? 

Year 9

1

How did Europe respond to the French Revolution?

2

The Industrial Revolution: did industrialisation revolutionise people's lives?

3

Widening the Franchise: who gained the right to vote?

4

The British Empire: how far was it transformed in the mid-nineteenth century?

5

Interpreting the British Empire: how has it been commemorated and contested? 

6

Women's suffrage: why did it take so long for women to get the vote in Britain?

7

World War One: how 'total' was it for people in the British Empire?

8

The Russian Revolution: did communism completely transform Russian society? 

9

The Second World War: which event turned the tide of the Second World War? 

10

The Holocaust: what was the Holocaust?

11

Decolonisation: how similar was decolonisation throughout the British Empire?

12

Post-war Britain: for whom did the United Kingdom become a ‘New Jerusalem'?

13

Thematic study: how has the role of women in British society changed?

Year 10

1

Migration: how was Britain impacted by migration in the medieval period?

2

Migration: how far was England changed by early modern migration?

3

Migration: what was the impact of 18th and 19th century migration?

4

Migration: what is different about modern migration to Britain?

5

The historical environment: what does Notting Hill tell us about migration?

6

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England: who had power in Anglo-Saxon England?

7

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England: how serious was the succession crisis of 1066?

8

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England: how did Anglo-Saxons resist Norman rule?

9

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England: how did Norman government impact England?

Year 11

1

USA: how did the civil rights movement develop between 1954-60?

2

USA: why was the civil rights movement more successful from 1960 to 1965?

3

USA: how did the civil rights movement change after 1965?

4

USA: why was the USA involved in Vietnam?

5

USA: how did US policy towards Vietnam change?

6

USA: what impact did the Vietnam War have on Americans?

7

Cold War: why did the Cold War begin?

8

Cold War crises, 1958-70

9

The end of the Cold War, 1970-91

10

Cold War: why did the Cold War end?

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