Year 8: History Revision Checklist Summer Examination
Topic: 1066 and the Battle of Hastings
Write down any points you need help with.
Understand and explain the claims of Harold
Godwin, Harold Hardrada, William and Edgar to
the English throne, in 1066.
Understand and explain the background to the
Battle of Hastings and explain why Harold was at
a disadvantage.
Understand and explain why William won the
Battle of Hastings.
Understand and explain how Harold died.
Topic: The Feudal System
Understand and explain the features of the
Feudal System.
Understand and explain the roles and
responsibilities of the groups within Feudal
System.
Write down any points you need help with.
Year 8: History Revision Checklist Summer Examination
Topic: Norman Castles
Understand and explain why Normans built
castles.
Understand and explain the reasons behind
Normans selecting a site for a castle to be built.
Understand and explain the design and features
of a Motte and Bailey Castle.
Understand and explain the strengths and
weaknesses of a Motte and Bailey Castle.
Understand and explain the design and features
of a Stone Castle.
Understand and explain the strengths and
weaknesses of a Stone Castle.
Write down any points you need help with.
Year 8: History Revision Checklist Summer Examination
Topic: Attacking and defending a castle
Write down any points you need help with.
Understand and explain the methods used by
Normans to attack castles.
Understand and explain what a siege was.
Understand and explain the methods used to
defend castles.
Topic: John de Courcy and Carrickfergus Castle
Understand and explain why and how John de
Courcy came to Ulster.
Understand and explain how de Courcy built
Carrickfergus Castle.
Understand and explain the how de Courcy
created the cult of St Patrick.
Write down any points you need help with.
Year 8: History Revision Checklist Summer Examination
Understand and explain the downfall of John de
Courcy.
Year 8: History Revision Checklist Summer Examination
Year 8: History Revision Checklist Summer Examination
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Year 8: History Revision Checklist Summer Examination Topic: 1066