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GCSE Normans: White Tower source capsule

About this learning resource

Format: PDF

A selection of primary and secondary image and written sources designed to support GCSE students studying the Normans. This is particularly relevant for students studying the AQA historic environment of Norman England which, in 2021, focuses on the White Tower within its historical context.

Exam board links

  • AQA Paper 2: Shaping the Nation, Section B: Norman England, c1066-c1100.
  • Edexcel: Paper 2: Period study and British depth study B1: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88.
  • OCR A (Explaining the Modern World): Component Group 2: Power: Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c.1000 to 2014.
  • OCR A (Explaining the Modern World): Component Group 3: Castles: Form and Function c.1000–1750.
  • OCR B (Schools History Project): British Depth Study: The Norman Conquest, 1065–1087.

Learning objectives

  • Students will be able to make comparisons and contrasts between Anglo-Saxon and Norman England.
  • Students will explore the legacy of invasion and the nature of society in the early Anglo-Norman period.

Resource Information

Key Stage

  • KS4 (age 15-16)
  • KS5 (age 16+)

Subjects

  • History

Topic

  • Normans

Type

  • For the classroom
  • For your visit

Palace

  • Tower of London
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