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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
– Medical Improvements
– How did Public Health improve during the Industrial Revolution?

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.
– The Causes of WW1
– The impact of trench warfare
– The consequences of WW1

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

Topics include:
– The Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Year 9 Curriculum

Autumn Term
The impact of the 20th century on Europe

Topics include:
– Weimar Germany
– Hitler’s rise to power
– Life in Nazi Germany
– The Holocaust

Spring Term
The impact of the 20th century on Europe

Topics include:
– Origins of the Cold War
– Crises of the Cold War
– The end of the Cold War

Summer Term
Why was Elizabeth I such a significant monarch?

Topics include:
– Elizabethan Society
– The Religious Settlement and its impact
– Elizabethan England in the age of exploration

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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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