Year 8 - Who Should be King?

The students in Year 8 have been looking at the impact of invasion in the Middle Ages. To do this they have explored why England was unstable in the year 1066 and why there was not an obvious heir after the death of Edward the Confessor. The students studied the three key protagonists in this story and were asked to formulate an opinion of who they thought deserved the throne basing their decisions on evidence. The students then wrote an essay under timed conditions to explain their decision.