Key Stage 3

In Years 7 and 8 pupils study the key events in history during one lesson each week. Pupils learn source skills as well as content knowledge. There are a wide range of assessments to test all the key skills and prepare pupils for KS4 and their GCSE exams.

Key Stage 3: 
Year 7 topics include:

  • Battle of Hastings
  • Medieval Church, government, and society
  • Life in the Middle Ages
  • War of the Roses
  • The Tudors
  • The English Civil War
  • Life in the Renaissance

Year 8 topics include:

  • Industrial life: Factories and the Triangular Trade
  • The British Empire
  • Victorian science and religion
  • Life in the Victorian Era
  • WW1
  • Dictatorships: USSR, Germany and Italy
  • WW2
  • Life in the 20th century

Please read the KS3 Progression Steps for Year 7 and 8