History

Curriculum Information for Key Stage 3 students

 

Welcome to the History department

Aim:

Students are able to critically analyse a range of historical events and figures through source analysis, discussion, extended writing, evaluation of interpretations.  Students will have a confident grasp of the historical skills of causation, chronology, source analysis, change and continuity, significance and interpretations.

Overview:      

To give a chronological overview of British, European and word history and to offer insights into key historical figures and events.

What topics will I study in KS3 (years 7, 8 & 9):

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7 Topics:

What is History?

Norman Conquest

Assessment:

Battle of Hastings

 

Topics:

Norman Control

Castles

Religion and Church

 

Topics:

Becket

King John

Towns

 

Assessment:

King John, a phoney king?

Topics:

Manors

Black Death

Law and Order

 

 

Topics:

Peasants Revolt

War of the Roses

 

 

Topics:

Immigration

End of Year Project

 

Assessment:

End of year Exam – Black Death

Year 8 Topics:

Tudor monarchs

Henry VIII

Edward VI

Mary I

Assessment:

Henry VIII personality

Topics:

Elizabeth

Spanish Armada

 

 

 

Topics:

Life in Tudor England

Aztecs

Civil War

Assessment:

Life in Tudor England

Topics:

Witchcraft

1666 Plague

Fire of London

 

 

Topics:

Slavery

Empire

 

 

 

 

Topics:

Native Americans

End of Year Project

Assessment:

End of Year exam – Witchcraft

Year 9 Topics:

Industrial Revolution

 

 

 

Assessment:

Jack the Ripper

Topics:

9/11

IRA

Princess Diana

JFK

Moon Landing

 

Topics:

Ali

Civil Rights

Pearl Harbour

A-Bomb

Assessment:

Atomic Bomb

Topics:

Titanic

WWI

 

 

 

 

 

Topics:

Suffragettes

WWII

Battle of Britain

Holocaust

 

 

Topics:

Fighting Discrimination

Development of Cinema

Protest Music

Assessment:

End of Year Exam – WWI

 

Can I study this at KS4?    

Yes – GCSE History, EDUQAS

 

Are there any enrichment opportunities in school?

History Club, School Trips (vary annually)

 

What could I do/read at home to help myself or where could I visit to help my learning?

History documentaries on TV or YouTube.  Any books related to Historical figures or events

 

Useful websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zk26n39 – This site has most of the topics covered at Thamesmead for KS3

https://www.johndclare.net/

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/history/