Teaching Staff and Responsibilities

  • Ms Munday                                           Subject Leader for History, Senior Leader for Teaching and Learning
  • Ms Holman                                            Teacher of History, Head of Sixth Form, Subject Leader for EPQ
  • Ms Presland                                          Teacher of History, Head of Year 7
  • Ms Salter                                               Teacher of History (maternity cover)
  • Ms Clohosy                                           Teacher of History (maternity leave)

KS3 (Years 7-9)

How do we organise teaching groups at KS3?

  • At KS3, classes are taught in form groups (classes of 30-32) which are all mixed ability.
  • What are our aims at KS3?
  • Pupils enjoy studying history and are curious and keen to develop their knowledge further.
  • Pupils have a secure chronological overview of British History from 1066 to the present day to provide a framework for new knowledge they encounter for future history studies or historical background required for other subjects or for general leisure pursuits such as reading, visiting new places or meeting new people.
  • Pupils know and understand how Britain developed politically from a medieval monarchy to a parliamentary democracy and have sufficient knowledge and interest in our political system to be active citizens as adults
  • Pupils know and understand the role of religion (mainly Christianity) has played in influencing events and culture in Britain but are aware and respectful of the importance of different religions in other countries too.
  • Pupils know and understand Britain’s relationship with the world and how this has changed over time enabling them to have a sense of Britain’s current place in the world.
  • Pupils know about key international events and developments including the Crusades, the Black Death, the development of the British Empire, the development of the slave trade, the World Wars, the Cold War, post-War problems in the Middle East and the causes of 9/11.
  • Pupils know the history of a non-European country to gain an understanding of different political systems, cultures and ideas.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to study some local history and understand how history has shaped their environment.
  • Pupils can produce extended written answers that use historical vocabulary accurately, explain, support ideas with well-selected evidence and reach judgements.
  • Pupils can use historical sources to find information, make inferences and evaluate the usefulness of a source by considering its provenance and its historical context.
  • Pupils understand that there are different interpretations of history and why this happens.
  • Pupils can evaluate interpretations using their knowledge of historical events.


How does this subject develop over KS3?

  • Over KS3, pupils will study periods of history in increasing detail and build on previously acquired knowledge and concepts.
  • Pupils will develop the ability to produce extended written answers of increasing length, depth of knowledge, direction and structure over KS3.  In Year 7, pupils will learn to provide explanation and support their points.  By Year 9, there will be greater focus on quality of explanation, analysis and argument.
  • Pupils will use historical sources with increasing independence.  The focus will be on identifying relevant content in sources and making inferences in Year 7.   Over Year 8 and Year 9, the focus will be on identifying relevant content in sources and using the provenance of the source and contextual knowledge to reach judgements about the usefulness of the content.
  • Pupils will identify and evaluate different interpretations in Year 7.   By Year 8 and Year 9, pupils will build on this using more demanding interpretations.

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