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Britain in 1750-1900
Why Did People Want Change in the 19th Century?
World War 1
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
  • To Understand The Main Change That Took Place In Britain 1750-1900
  • Identify How The Population Grew Between 1750-1900
  • Evaluate Significance Of Changes
  • Analysing And Evaluating Source Evidence
  • Identify Why Change Was Needed In The 1800s
  • Explain Success Of Early Reforms
  • Explain Difference Between Suffragists And Suffragettes
  • Evaluate Arguments For And Against The Vote
  • Identify Short And Long Term Causes Of The Great War
  • Explain How An Assassination Led To The Outbreak Of War
  • Use Sources To Analyse Cause And Consequence
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
Transport, Domestic System, Factory System, Canal, Cast Iron, Manufacture, Power loom, Mechanised, Revolution
Democracy, Chartists, Suffragettes, Suffragists, Sexist, Protest, Reform
Alliance, Treaty, Arms Race, Empire, Military, Nationalism, No Man’s Land, Versailles, Trench foot, Shell Shock, Patriotism, Desertion
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Crime, Punishment And Law Enforcement In Medieval England 1000-1500
Crime, Punishment And Law Enforcement In Early Modern England 1500-1700
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
  • Know How The King, The Church, And Ideas About The Family, Influenced Attitudes
  • Know About Common Crimes And Typical Punishments And Identify Changes That Took Place
  • Understand How The Law Was Enforced In Village Communities And Identify Any Changes
  • Know How Norman Kings Increased Their Authority
  • Explain New Laws Defining New Crimes, Including Heresy
  • Understand That The Church Was Influential In All Areas Of Life, Including Crime And Punishment
  • Understand Why The Authorities’ Concern About Heresy And Treason Increased After 1500
  • Identify New Concepts Of Crime Including Witchcraft
  • Know About Laws Introduced In The 1650s Banning Many Traditional Entertainments
  • Understand How The Growth Of Towns Led To Growing Crime Rates
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
King’s Peace, Treason, Reeve, Abbey, Collective Responsibility, Moral, Oath, Maiming, Petty Theft, Capital Punishment, Corporal Punishment, Retribution, Deterrent, Peasant, Poaching, Brand, Parliament, Plague, Clergy, Secular, Heresy, Banished, Consecrated, Sanctuary
Excommunicate, Recant, Poor Relief, Enclosed, Import duties, Decriminalise, Gatehouse, Transportation, Colonies, Rehabilitate, Conspirator, Pact, Superstition, Enlightenment
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Crime, Punishment and Law Enforcement in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Crime and Definitions of Crime (circa)1900 - Present
Whitechapel, 1870 - (circa)1900. Crime, Policing and the inner city
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
  • Know About The Growth In Highway Robbery, Poaching And Smuggling
  • The Impact Of The Tolpuddle Martyrs
  • Understand Why There Was A Decline In The Use Of The Death Penalty
  • Know Why The Use Of Execution In Public Was Ended
  • Understand Changes In The Use Of Prisons As A Punishment
  • Understand The Shift Towards Crime Prevention
  • Describe The Emergence Of The Bow Street Runners
  • Know About Developments In Policing
  • Understand Changes In Criminal Activity In This Period
  • Know How Changes In Society Have Impacted On Crime
  • Understand Developments In Policing Since 1900
  • Know About The Role Of Communities In Enforcing The Law
  • Understand Why The Death Penalty Was Abolished In The 20th Century
  • Understand How The Police Services Were Organised And Controlled
  • Understand In What Ways Crime Was Recorded
  • Understand The Nature Of Problems With Crime Statistics And Evidence
  • Know About The Nature And Impact Of Poor Housing Conditions
  • Understand The Links Between Unemployment, Poverty, Immigration And Crime
  • Understand The Tensions Arising Due To Immigrant Groups In The East End
  • Understand The Difficulties Of Policing The Whitechapel Community
  • Know About The Detective Techniques Used In The Jack The Ripper Murders
  • Understand How Detection Methods Changed As A Result Of The Case
  • Understand The Problems Posed By The Media And Rivalry With Other Forces During The Case
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
Highwayman, Martyr, Trade Union, Home Secretary, Inhumane, Prototype, Psychosis, Penal, Proportionately
Hate crime, Homophobic, Injunction, PCSO, Vigilance, Active Citizenship, Abolished, Age of criminal responsibility, Liberal, Propaganda, Pardon, Diminished Responsibility
Criteria, Provenance, Context, Watch Committee, Memoir, Sanitation, Poor Relief, Pogrom, Anarchy, Socialist, Capitalist, Anti-Semitic, Sensationalist, Satirical, Stereotyping, Prostitute, Brothel, Lunatics, Post mortem, Dissecting, Alibi, Forensic
Subject Overview:

Students in Year 9 have 3 History lessons each week.

In Year 9 students have homework set every week, this homework is designed to last around 30-60 minutes. There will also be regular practice of suitable examination questions.


Students are assessed 5-6 times a year – every half term or at the end of a topic. Assessment can take the form of a variety of styles such as writing, comprehension, presentations, examination questions.