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Year 8 

Year 8 students begin the year with an overview of migration to Britain over time, from the Celts and the Saxons to post-WW2 movements of people. They will also investigate key periods of change in British history, such as the impact of the industrial revolution on the Wirral and how people fought for the vote in the 1800s. These enquiries are designed to develop the substantive and disciplinary knowledge that were developed in year 7.


Curriculum Map

Half term

Unit(s) of Work


Autumn 1

Migration to Britain over time

Have people always migrated to Britain for the same reasons?

Autumn 2

The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Who was the most significant figure in the abolition of the slave trade?

Spring 1

The French Revolution

What were the main causes of the French Revolution?

Why should we bother studying the French Revolution?

Spring 2

Developments in Democracy, 1800-1900

How democratic was Britain by 1900?

Summer 1

Wirral and the Industrial Revolution

What was the most significant change on the Wirral during the industrial revolution?

Summer 2

The British Empire

Is Niall Ferguson right about the British Empire?