KS3 History

From years 7-9 students at St George’s RC School have two lessons of history a week. The school follows the National Curriculum with a focus on local, national and global history. By the end of year 9 students will have a firm grasp of key concepts like: chronology, interpretation, significance, change and continuity and causation. The department is committed to ensuring that all students refine key skills like forming an argument, using evidence to support their viewpoint and understanding the diversity that exists in both England and across the globe. 

Assessment

Students are levelled at the end of each half term. It is expected that all students will make two sub-levels of progress a year in order to reach their target grade. The department tracks progress closely using displays in classrooms to celebrate the improvements students are making. At the end of the year those who have reached or exceeded their targets will receive a reward trip or visit.

Enrichment this year

In 2013-2014 year 7 designed their own Museum of London Exhibition. As a reward for the great effort that the students put in they visited the Museum of London. This year students from year 7 will have this opportunity again.

All students took part in a World War I themed day this year. In all of their lessons they learnt about World War I through the various topics. Students who designed the best commemoration idea for World War I got to visit the Tower of London. Students took part in an ‘Espionage in the Tower’ workshop.

In February 2015 65 students from across the different year groups are going on a World War I Battlefields trip to visit the Battlefields in France.

In January 2015 students from year 9 will take part in the Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th January at the Ben Uri Museum. This is a museum we have visited in previous years.

Homework

Homework is set in every Key Stage 3 History lesson. It is expected to be completed for the following lessons. It is designed to extend and consolidate learning.

Useful links for help with homework:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/history
www.schoolhistory.co.uk
www.nationalarchives.co.uk

History Curriculum KS3
Year 7 Revision Guide for End of Year exams
Year 8 Revision Guide for End of Year exams
Year 9 Revision Guide for End of Year exams