history provides students with an exciting opportunity to discover and develop a wealth of knowledge about events in both the near and distant past.

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Key Stage 3 history provides students with an exciting opportunity to discover and develop a wealth of knowledge about events in both the near and distant past. Students will be taken on a journey of understanding as they learn about the world in which they live through studying historical events.

Students will also discover the significance of local, national and international events and the impact these had on different groups and nations as a whole.

We want students to know and understand history as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how nations have been shaped and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.

Our aims are as follows:
  • Students will experience a rich and diverse curriculum and explore a variety of aspects from our historical past - locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Students will understand how events unfold in chronological order so they can explore the significance of connections between events/time periods.
  • Students will enhance their understanding of different factors that impact on events by exploring social, political and economic effects.
  • Staff will inspire a love of history in our students that leads them to be inquisitive learners and to make connections between what has gone before them as well as the world in which they live in today.

This is because:
  • Of importance are the ability to think critically and analytically in a world where we are bombarded with information, to substantiate our perspectives with specific evidence, and to understand and justify a variety of viewpoints.
  • All students should understand their place in the world and the significance of their heritage. They should gain knowledge and understanding from the achievements of influential figures in history, as well as the events that led to significant change.
  • In addition, it is important that students recognise the importance of the skills that they develop in KS3 history both for future study but also for transfer across the curriculum and into life after school.

Key Concepts
Our students will learn key historical concepts such as cause and consequence, continuity and change, significance of events and key individuals, methods of historical enquiry including how evidence is used and exploring different interpretations of the past.

History will elevate the language of our students and assist with their literacy skills by teaching them to 鈥榮peak like an historian.鈥 Students will be provided with topical, subject specific vocabulary which they will rehearse and apply appropriately to raise the quality of their verbal communication and written work. This will provide an oratory foundation that will enhance GCSE success.

Department Staff
Staff Role
Mrs K Dixon Head of Department
Mrs S Creasey Teacher of History
Mrs C Hodgson Teacher of History / Assistant Headteacher
Miss L Vipond Teacher of History