Key Stage 3 History

Topics/Skills Taught

History is taught in time order during Key Stage 3, helping students gain good chronological understanding and develop a range of historical skills. These include the ability to explain the causes of an historical event, assess change and continuity over time, write narrative history and analyse evidence and interpretations.

Year 7

  • Introduction: what is history?
  • The Norman Conquest
  • Medieval kings
  • Medieval beliefs
  • Plague, revolt and war
  • Everyday life in medieval times

Year 8

  • The Italian Renaissance
  • The English Reformation
  • The Tudors
  • The Stuarts
  • Mughal India

Year 9

  • Revolutions in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • The fight for freedom: slavery, empire and the Holocaust
  • Warfare in the 20th and 21st centuries

Extra Curricular Activities

In Year 7, pupils visit Lincoln, exploring how the city has changed over time. This trip is used as a basis for a fieldwork project, which is completed in their History, Geography and RE lessons.