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Curriculum

KS3

KEY COURSE INFORMATION

At KS3 students will study a range of topics that follow both a chronological and thematic approach. Students will use sources and their investigative skills to interpret and evaluate key events and changes in the past. It is hoped that the skills used at KS3 will then be transferable to the requirements needed at KS4. More detail, including project based studies and links to key resources, can be found on FROG.

Year 7

 

 

 

Topics to be covered

 

Key skills covered

 

Autumn HT 1

 

  • Skills
  • Romans
  1. Enquiry
  2. Interpretation
  3. Chronology

 

Autumn HT 2

 

  • Life in a Medieval town
  • The Plague
  • Medieval religion.
  • What was it like to be poor?
  1. Investigation
  2. Source analysis
  3. Interpretation

 

Spring HT 1

 

  • Medieval society
  • Life in a Tudor Town
  • Tudor entertainment
  • Tudor punishments
  1. Investigation
  2. Source analysis
  3. Interpretation

 

 

Spring HT 2

 

  • The Tudor poor/minorities
  • How and why did GB change 1750-1900? (include causation, inventions).
  •  Black Country museum case study
  1. Causation
  2. Analyse change over time/chronology
  3. Interpretation

 

Summer HT 1

 

  •  Public Health in GB
  • Factory life for children
  • Legacy of the time period

1.Source analysis

2.Analyse change over time

3. Significance

 

Summer HT 2

 

  • What social changes occurred at this time (Jack the Ripper unit)?

 

  1. Causation
  2. Analyse change over time

 

Year 8

 

 

 

Topics to be covered

 

Key skills covered

 

Autumn HT 1

 

  • How did the Normans control England?
  • Castle study unit

 

  1. Causation
  2. Enquiry
  3. Literacy

 

Autumn HT 2

 

  • What problems did Medieval Kings face?

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  1. Interpretation
  2. Significance
  3. Literacy

 

Spring HT 1

 

  1. How did Parliament become more powerful? (civil War)
  2. Who was Oliver Cromwell?
  3. Glorious revolution
  1. Analyse change over time/chronology
  2. Comparison
  3. Interpretation

 

Spring HT 2

 

  • Henry and changes to the Church
  • What was Henry VIII like as a King?
  • What was the reformation?
  • What was the impact of religious changes?
  1. Comparison
  2. Interpretation

 

 

Summer HT 1

 

  • How did Elizabeth make England great?
  • British Empire

 

  1. Enquiry
  2. Causation
  3. Interpretation

 

Summer HT 2

 

  • Transatlantic slave trade and abolition of slavery.
  • Legacy of Empire
  1. Analysis of change over time
  2. Significance of events
  3. Literacy