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KS3 History

Our aim is to help students discover how the way we live today has been influenced by past events.  We want to develop critical thinkers who can question the world around them today.  We want them to leave us with an interest in history which will last a lifetime.
 
They will develop as historians by:
  • Building a strong chronology to enable them to understand how life changed over time.
  • Developing key historical skills focusing on extended writing and analysing sources and interpretations. 
  • Gain an increasingly nuanced understanding of the past by focusing on enquiry questions that are framed around historical second order concepts (change, continuity, cause and consequence).

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
  • Content focus: Political authority, Religion, Society
  • Skills focus: Producing extended writing supported by specific evidence. Analysing sources and interpretations by focusing on key message
  • Content focus: Political authority, Social history and Economic development.
  • Skills focus: Confidence in producing extended writing supported by specific evidence. Analysing sources in terms of provenance, audience and message.
  • Content focus: Political authority, Nationalism, Freedom
  • Skills focus: Confidence in producing extended writing with clear judgements. Analysing sources and interpretations in terms of provenance, audience and message.
  • Why did power change hands in Britain?
  • Why did the Normans win the Battle of Hastings?

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  • Was life better under the Normans?

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  • Who held power in the Middle Ages?

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  • How should we remember the fourteenth century?

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  • Why was religion a problem in Tudor times?

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  • Was Elizabeth's reign a Golden Age?

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  • Did the Civil War turn the world upside down

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  • Why did people believe in witches in the 17th Century?

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  • Why did the Transatlantic Slave Trade affect so many people?

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  • How did the Slave Trade end?
  • How did life in the Industrial Revolution compare to the Middle Ages?

  •  How did people get the vote?

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  •  What is the legacy of the British Empire?

  •  Why was there a rise in European Nationalism?

  •  How much had life changed by 1900?

 

  • Why did WW1 start in 1914?
  • What were people's experiences of WW1?
  • Why did Hitler get elected?
  • How was WW2 different to WW1?
  • How should the Holocaust be remembered?
  • How did Britain rebuild after WW2
  • Where was the Cold War fought?
  • Did the US policy of containment succeed?
  • How successful was the Civil Rights movement in the US?
  • Was Britain better at Civil Rights than the USA?