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History KS3

Year 7 Curriculum

Autumn Term:
Where did power lie in Medieval Britain?
What was life like?

Topics include:
The Norman Invasion
The development of castles
The feudal system
The Magna Carta
Life and death in Medieval Britain

Spring Term:
Where did power lie in Tudor Britain?
What was life like?

Topics include:
Henry VIII breaks with Rome
The English Reformation
Life and death in Tudor England

Summer Term:
Where did power lie in Stuart Britain?
What was life like?

Topics include:
The Stuart kings; gunpowder, treason and plot
The causes, events and consequences of the Civil War
Cromwell and the Commonwealth
The Glorious Revolution
Life and death in Stuart England

Year 8 Curriculum

Autumn Term
What was the biggest change in Britain during the period 1750-1918?

Topics include:
Population growth
The development of factories
Living and working conditions
Changing ideas in the nineteenth century.

Spring Term
What was the biggest change in Britain during the period 1750-1918?

Topics include:
The growth of Empire
The impact of the slavery, including Liverpool’s role in the slave trade.
How have the changes in Britain affected New Brighton?

Summer Term
What was the biggest change in Britain during the period 1750-1918?

Topics include:
The causes of WWI
The effects of trench warfare.
The consequences of WWI

Year 9 Curriculum

Autumn Term:
To what extent did the twentieth century represent continuity with the past?

Topics include:
Women’s Rights
The Western Front

Spring Term:
The impact of the 20th century on Europe

Topics include:
Life in Nazi Germany
The Holocaust

Summer Term:
The impact of the 20th century on Europe

Topics include:
The Cold War
The Space Race
Changes in British Culture

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Assessment & Monitoring

Assessments are undertaken at the end of each unit’ generally this means half termly. These focus on key historical skills (see table below) as well as the literacy skills of spelling, punctuation and grammar. These will be tracked throughout the year. These scores are available to view in the front of your daughter’s history book and will enable you to monitor her progress throughout Key Stage 3 and help her target relevant areas for revision.

Skill Use of supporting evidence (facts) Explanation Source interpretation Utility of sources Comparison of sources
Type of question. Describe…

Which was more important …

How successful…

To what extent…

How far do you agree…

Explain why/ how… How would people have reacted to this source?

Why was this source published?

How useful…

How reliable…

Compare…

How far do the sources agree…

Support

History teachers here at Weatherhead have excellent subject knowledge and are enthusiastic exponents of their subject. They are accessible to students at break and lunch times.

Resources

The department provides a range of reading and reference materials within the classrooms which are suited for students from Years 7-9. In addition there is supplemental information in the LRC. We also encourage all students to continue to broaden their knowledge at home, by undertaking reading of relevant fiction and non-fiction and by visiting local exhibitions and museums to give them a deeper understanding of the subject.

History Department

Teaching team, support, facilities and extra-curricular opportunities.
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