History at Key Stage 3
At key stage 3 History is taught in an interesting and dynamic way taking in to account recent learning and teaching developments.
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- Students follow 2 themes: Power and Democracy and Everyday Life, broadly from 1066 to the present day. They learn about significant individuals and events in the history of Britain. They also learn about aspects of European and World History.
- Connections are made between events, and changes over time are also studied.
- The economic, cultural, social and political developments of the different periods and states are studied.
- Historical evidence is evaluated and different interpretations are analysed.
By the end of Key Stage Three, pupils will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
- Understanding and using appropriately dates, vocabulary and conventions that describe historical periods and the passing of time.
- Developing a sense of period through describing and analysing the relationships between the characteristic features of periods and societies.
- Building a chronological framework of periods and using this to place new knowledge in its historical context.
- Understanding the diverse experiences and ideas, beliefs and attitudes of men, women and children in past societies and how these have shaped the world.
- Identifying and explaining change and continuity within and across periods of history.
- Analysing and explaining the reasons for, and results of, historical events, situations and changes.
- Considering the significance of events, people and developments in their historical context and in the present day.
- Understanding how historians and others form interpretations.
- Understanding why historians and others have interpreted events, people and situations in different ways through a range of media.
- Evaluating a range of interpretations of the past to assess their validity.