Archive for March 2012

Year 8 work for the Easter holiday (I know you would have preferred an Easter egg but there you go)

March 29, 2012

The mission for this Easter break is to start the revision process for the end of year examinations. To help you here is a list of the things which we have covered so far which might come up:

Henry VII: domestic policy; foreign policy; securing the succession

Henry VIII: domestic policy; marriage and divorce policies; the Henrician Reformation; the dissolution of the monestaries; the life and times of Sir Thomas More

Edward: domestic policy; the Edwardian Reformation; the succession crisis

Mary: domestic policy; the Marian Counter-Reformation; foreign policy; the succession policy

Elizabeth: domestic policy; the Elizabethan Religious Settlement; foreign policy and the Armada War; the Glorianna Cult; the succession crisis

James I: domestic policy; foreign policy; religious policy; the Gunpowder Plot




Some for the Easter Break (for Year 10)

March 29, 2012

You really have two tasks to focus upon during this period (three if you count over-dosing on chocolate)


The first is to complete your preparations for answering Q2 in the Controlled Assessment. I will be posting up to this site the sources for Q2 shortly after Easter so stop back to have a look at them. Remember, what you are doing at the moment is getting background information about how the involvement in the two World Wars had an impact on the emancipation and enfranchisement of women.

The second is to start the process of starting to revise for the end of year examinations which will cover the Russian Revolution and Roosevelt and the New Deal. It will not have anything on the Suffragettes so you don’t need to revise that section for the exams. Remember you need to get organised in terms of revision. You might find this useful:

Some final thoughts on the structure of the Q1 answer

March 23, 2012

Here are some slides which cover the same information as the board diagram which we built up when we discussed the structure of the overall answer to Q1


Final guidance on the structure of Q1

Year 8 homework for Friday 23rd March

March 23, 2012

I know that all of you have been slogging on with preparations for the concert so here is a nice easy one to help consolidate your knowledge on Mary, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth.

There is this brilliant series on TV at the moment called ‘She-wolves’ which is a historical analysis of the role of queens in the history of England. I would like you to watch the episode on Elizabeth and co which you can get to by following this link:

If you really enjoy it (and if you don’t, why not?) you might want to watch the two previous episodes which are on medieval queens. You will be able to find the links on the BBC website.

You might find this link interesting as it tells you about Dr Helen Castor who is the historian who produces this programme. That could be you in 10 years if you put your mind to it.


Details of the Year 8 essay preparation for homework ~ yes, really!

March 15, 2012

Just a reminder, ladies, of the fact that your History homework is to prepare for a timed test essay which will be done in the first of your History lessons next week. The title will be: What problems did Henry VII face, what were his solutions to these problems and how successful were they?

Some guidance on planning the answer to Q1

March 15, 2012

Below is a link to a PDF which summarises what we discussed in relation to planning your response to each of the Sources for Q1. Look over it to help you sharpen up your plan still further.

Planning for Q1

Example of how you might answer Q1 Source B

March 12, 2012

It is what it says on the tin

Example word on Source B