Key Stage 3

Enquiry

Our course is based around six Key Questions that students will be asked to reflect up throughout their study, which will enable them to evaluate not just the importance of events at the time, but also in a broader context.

  • Why has the past been interpreted so differently?

  • How have people's lives changed?

  • What was the most important turning point of the last 100 years?

  • How have ideas about the role of the government changed?

  • When did people become free?

  • How have individuals shaped our world?

Chronology


This short unit explores the key ideas of Chronology. Students will learn definitions and how to construct timelines

Impact of WW1


We shall explore the causes, events and consequences of this historic event on a local, national and global scale

International Relations 1918-48

Students will identify the reasons for the rise of the Nazis, the steps to war and its key events. They shall also look at the fallout from defence of freedoms

USA: The land of the free?

This unit explores the impact of the Cold War on America's relations with other countries. It also focuses on Civil Rights in the USA as well as a reflection on the situation in the US today

Globalisation: Terror and Liberation

Since World War Two there have been great movements towards liberating Society in Britain. Students shall explore how far we have come. They shall also explore the impact of Terrorism in our modern world

Ancient Medicine


This study of Medicine will prepare students for their GCSE course, as it explores the Ancient Worlds approaches to causes and treatments of diseases

Learning and Teaching

  • Students will build on skills that they have developed in the middle phase.

  • Students are actively encouraged to engage in a range of learning and teaching activities that will stimulate their thinking.

  • Learning is focused around getting students to explore material, produced balanced arguments and form conclusions.

Our All Through Trust Assessment System requires students to work towards increasing progress in six key strands:

  • Historical knowledge

  • Sources

  • Causation and consequence

  • Change and continuity

  • Interpretations

  • Historical significance

Assessment

Our History

Our Faculty is committed to exploring different perspectives from the past. In lessons we are dedicated in working towards expand the range of examples we give through our topics to ensure that students get a truly diverse curriculum all year round.