A Parents’ guide Year 8

Content of the exam


Content includes

The English Civil War

Causes of the English civil war

·        Religious causes

·        Political causes

·        Economic causes

The two sides in the Civil War

Execution of Charles I

Oliver Cromwell’s rule


Kidnap in Africa

The Middle Passage

Slave auctions

Life on the plantations

Slave resistance

The abolition of slavery

Preparing for the exam

Students can use the 2 knowledge organisers for both topics to learn the essential knowledge and vocabulary for these topics. Once they are confident with the knowledge, they can complete the study booklets for both topics. If they get stuck, they will need to use their knowledge organisers.

Finally, there is a practice assessment to attempt when they think they are ready 

How parents can help

  1. Help students revise the material for the test, using the knowledge organisers for the two topics
  2. Get students to complete the revision handouts, using the knowledge organisers where they get stuck
  3. Get students to sit the mock paper or, alternatively, to plan how they would answer the questions using the planning sheet

Good luck!!!!!!

Learning Materials