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History KS3

Aims
  • For students to select and recall information from the past in order to answer historical questions.
  • For students to understand how the past has been interpreted in different ways.
  • For students to use a wide range of sources in order to examine the past.
  • For students to understand the causes and consequences of a number of events in our past.
  • For students to understand the significance of key people and events in our history.
  • To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and to prepare all pupils for theopportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the present and the future. 
Content
Year 7
Year 8
  • Autumn Term – Students study The Smelly Side of history; Britain from 1066 – 1500 including Why William won the Battle of Hastings and the impact of the Black Death
  • Autumn Term – Students study Britain from 1500 – 1750 including the reign of Elizabeth I and the English Civil War.
  • Spring Term – Students study Britain from 1066 – 1500 including the importance of castles and threats to English Kings.
  • Spring Term – Students study the causes and events of the French Revolution drawing comparisons with the English Revolution.
  • Summer Term – Students study Britain from 1500 -1750 including the reign of Henry VIII and why he broke away from Rome.
  • Summer Term – Students study Britain from 1750 – 1900 including the Industrial Revolution and the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Key assessment details

History is an academic subject and a high standard of work is expected from pupils. Homework
is set regularly and students’ progress is closely monitored through class work, assessments, and records of achievement. There are a number of assessments in the year with a different focus of skill in each one.

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