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Key Stage 3 History Curriculum from September 2018

In Year 7and 8 students will begin to develop the skills they will use throughout Key Stage 3 – skills in handling evidence, interpretation and make connections

Year 7

 

What will your child be studying?

 

 

 

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

Resources

 

 

Invasion, Plague and Murder

Chapter 1: Britain before 1066

Chapter 2: The Norman Conquest

Chapter 3: Castles

Chapter 4: How religious were people in the middle Ages? 

Chapter 5: Life in the Middle Ages, Chapter 6: Who rulers?

Chapter 7: Health and medicine

Chapter 8: Could you get justice in the middle ages?

 

Students in Key Stage 3 will be taught two lessons of History every week. Students will complete assessed assignments every half term on the topic being studied and they will include end of unit knowledge assessment and end of unit knowledge test.

 

Book: Wilkes, A., (2014) KS3 History (3rdedn) Invasion, Plague and Murder Britain 1066-1509. Great Britain

 

Horrible Histories TV programmes or books are a really useful starting point.

Useful Websites

http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/ http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/

www.bbc.co.uk/history

www.historylearningsite.co.uk

Year 8

What will your child be studying?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessments  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful websites

Renaissance, Revolution and Reformation

Chapter 1: Here come the Tudors

Chapter 2: A world of discovery

Chapter 3: Life in Tudor times

Chapter 4: Britain abroad

Chapter 5: Queen Elizabeth

Chapter 6: Exit the Tudors, enter the Stuarts

Chapter 7: England at war

Chapter 8: Cromwell’s Common wealth

 

Extension work: Cavaliers, Colonies and Coal

Chapter1: Challenges to the Catholic Church

Chapter 4: Slave trade

Case study: Why was Jack the Ripper never caught?

 

Students in Key Stage 3 will be taught two lessons of History every week. Students will complete assessed assignments every half term on the topic being studied and they will include end of unit knowledge assessment, Homework Project and end of unit knowledge test.

 

Book: Wilkes, A., (2014) KS3 History Renaissance, Revolution and Reformation (3rd edn) Britain 1509-1745

 

Horrible Histories TV programmes or books are a really useful starting point.

The following websites can also be useful: http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/history/index.html

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/

 http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/empire/

http://www.understandingslavery.com/

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CivilWar.htm

 

What kind of independent work should my daughter be completing?

Students will be asked to undertake research from time to time and this will be written in her planner as part of her homework.   Students who regularly review their class notes and chapters from their textbook are more likely to consolidate their historical knowledge and gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the past.

Who can I contact for further advice and information?

Please feel free to contact the History department at office@virgofidelis.org.uk if you have any queries about your daughter’s progress in History.

 

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