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HISTORY Common Entrance Exam KS3 Y7+ 11-13

History Common Entrance  Syllabus to 13/ corresponds to KS3 11-13 (14)

 

The CE 13 syllabus is divided into three time periods covering the period  1066- 1914

 

Medieval Realms: Britain 1066-1485

The Making of the United Kingdom: 1485-1750

Britain and Empire: 1750-1914

 

 

 

Medieval Realms: Britain 1066-1485

 

 

War and Rebellion 1066

Matilda and Stephen; Edward 1 – Scotland and Wales; Edward II and Scotland

Edward III and the Black Prince; Henry V; Henry VI and Joan of Arc; Wars of the Roses up to Bosworth; Richard III; Henry VII King John??

 

Government and Parliament

establishing royal control; baronial revolts; Peasants’ Revolt; development of Parliament

 

Religion

role and importance of monasteries and nunneries; crusades; struggle between King and Church; Archbishop Becket;  role of Church in secular life

 

Social History

Black Death (1348-1350); town and village life

 

General Topics

castles and cathedrals; art and literature

 

 

 

The Making of the United Kingdom: 1485-1750

 

 

War and Rebellion

Henry VII; End of the Wars of the Roses (Bosworth & Stoke); Pilgrimage of Grace; Kett’s and Prayer Book Rebellions; Jane Grey and Wyatt’s Rebellion; Northern Revolt 1569 / Mary, Queen of Scots; War with Spain and in Ireland 1585-1603; Causes of the English Civil War (1629-1642); Civil Wars; Monmouth’s Rebellion 1685 and Glorious Revolution 1688; Jacobite Risings 1715 and 1745; Walpole as Prime Minister; Glorious Revolution

 

Government and Parliament

Thomas Wolsey; Thomas Cromwell; Mary I; William Cecil; Elizabethan settlement; Elizabeth and her Parliaments; Elizabeth and Mary Stuart; Crown and Parliament 1603-1642; Cromwell’s rule; Crown and Parliament 1660-1688; Union with Scotland and effects; John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough??when

 

Religion

state of Church Pre-reformation; Henrician Reformation; Edwardian Church and Marian Reaction;  Puritans and Catholics; Laudian Church; Puritans before and during Civil War; John Bunyan and non-conformism

 

Social History

enclosure and reform efforts in C16th; wool trade in C16th; life at court; Elizabethan Poor Law; Plague and Fire of London (1665-1666); urban and rural life in C16/ C17/C18

 

General Topics

overseas trade in C16th, C17th or early C18th; European events affecting England; artists and writers; scientists; exploration and settlement

 

 

 

 

Britain and Empire: 1750-1914

 

 

War and Rebellion

Seven Years’ War; Causes of the American War of Independence (1763-1776); American War of Independence; French Revolution; Napoleonic Wars; Crimea; Indian Mutiny; Boer War; important military leaders

 

Government and Parliament

reform acts; political movements; political thinkers; important prime ministers Great Power rivalries 1871-1914

 

Religion

attitudes towards Catholicism; Cardinal Newman and the Oxford Movement; Evangelical Movement; Methodism

 

Social and Economic History

Agricultural Revolution; Transport Revolution; Industrial Revolution; law and order; working-class movements; social reforms and reformers; Public Health; colonisation and the scramble for Africa; Slavery; Ireland

 

General Topics

Great Exhibition; development of the Empire; inventors/ leading figures in the revolutions scientists; artists and writers