History - Key Stage 3

The topics at Key Stage 3 are designed to be interesting, fun, challenging and enjoyable. We focus on the inspiring, the gruesome, the unbelievable and aspects of historical events that still reverberate in the modern world today. We challenge beliefs, prejudices and stereotypes and try to imbue an understanding of how human experience, suffering, challenges, from whichever country and in whichever period has lessons for us all today.

Study at Key Stage 3 is designed to develop the skills of formal writing, analysis, argumentation and research and investigation needed to benefit later study in the subject but that are also useful, relevant and transferable for any subject studied at a higher level.

Year 7

  • The Roman Empire
  • The Roman Army
  • The Battle of Hastings
  • William the Conqueror
  • Medieval view of Heaven and Hell
  • Medieval Medicine
  • The Black Death

Year 8

  • Native Americans: Beliefs
  • Society
  • Battles
  • Henry VIII
  • Mary I
  • Elizabeth I
  • Witchcraft
  • The execution of Charles I
  • Qatari History

Year 9

  • The Human cost of the Industrial Revolution
  • Slavery
  • Jack the Ripper
  • The Causes of World War One
  • Trench Warfare
  • The Rise of Adolf Hitler
  • Nazi Germany

Assessment at Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students will undergo an assessment each term. One will be source based, one will be essay based and one will be research based. These will help develop and assessment progress through the skills needed for study of History at a higher level. They will be marked according to National Curriculum standards.