Key Stages

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Key Stage 1 ~ Exploring Arundel Castle
Why it was built: its key element for defence e.g. drawbridge and portcullis. What life was like living there: artefacts and weapons used in medieval times.

Key Stage 2 ~ Castles & Settlements

Why the Castle was built at Arundel: life in and around the Castle for the Norman and Saxon population: artefacts and weapons used.

Key Stage 2 ~ Tudors

The prominent people, including St Philip Howard, who lived or were connected with Arundel Castle: portraits, Tudor artefacts and weapons.

Key Stage 3 ~ Normans & Medieval Realms
Why the Castle was built and the varying stages of construction: who lived there and their connection with the monarchy: how they lived: artefacts, armour and weaponry used.

Key Stage 3 ~ Arundel Castle & Elizabeth I
Prominent Elizabethans connected to Arundel Castle including Admiral Lord Howard and Thomas Howard 4th Duke of Norfolk, his attempted betrothal to Mary Queen of Scots and his execution. The Catholic threat to Elizabeth and the imprisonment of St. Philip Howard.

Key Stage 3 ~ English Civil War
Based on the siege, that took place at Arundel Castle, during the English Civil War. How the war affected the Castle and its inhabitants.

Key Stage 2 and 3 ~ Art at Arundel Castle 
Comparing portraits and styles of artists e.g. Van Dyke, Kneller, and Gainsborough.
Religious paintings from the 15th to the 17th Century.
Sculptures, ceramics, textiles and furniture from the 16th to the 20th Century.


Key Stage 2 and 3 ~ Geography
The development of the Castle from the 11th Century to the present day, its impact on the local area, including the choice of location, trade links and tourism.

GCSE ~ Travel & Tourism

A visit to Arundel Castle can be arranged to introduce students to the various aspects of this major tourist attraction to help develop an understanding of travel and tourism principles.

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