KS3 History

KS3 History starts with a focus on the local area to introduce key historical skills and terms, which will then be applied to each topic throughout the 3 year course. History then follows a chronological structure with particular foci in each term of study. The skills and topics studied will prepare pupils to succeed in their History GCSE.

 

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

TERM 1

Local History

Focus on how East Malling has changed over time looking into the architecture in East Malling and how it has been affected by the war. East Malling walks.

Homework project: Local area magazine

Stuarts

Focus on the Stuart monarchs and important events during the Stuart period including the Gunpowder Plot and the Civil War.

 

WW1

Focusing on the causes and conditions of the war.

 

TERM 2

Romans

Focus on who the Romans were, why they wanted to invade Britain and whether they were civilised or barbarian.

Industrial Revolution

Focus on how Britain changed during the Industrial Revolution including factories, the poor law and revolution.

 

WW2

Focusing on the events and key turning points of WW2 including why Germany eventually lost the war.

TERM 3

Normans

Focusing on the Norman conquest and invasion of Britain, Norman control in Britain and the development of castles.

Homework project: Castles

Jack the Ripper

Focus on the social conditions of London in the 19th century, policing and the investigation and reasons why a serial killer was allowed to escape with murder.

 

The Holocaust

Focusing on the Holocaust including the persecutors and the persecuted as well as the legacy of the Holocaust.

 

Homework project: Holocaust

TERM 4

Life in the Middle Ages

Focus on life during the Middle Ages including The Black Death and the Magna Carta.

 

Empire and Slavery

Focus on the growth of the British Empire and then the life of a slave from capture to life on the plantations. Looking at the abolition of slavery and the American Civil War.

Assessment on the abolition of slavery

The Home Front

Focusing on conditions in Britain during the war including rationing, air raid shelters and the home guard.

TERM 5

Tudors

Focus on the Tudor monarchs and their problems and achievements throughout their reign.

The Birth of America

Focusing on the early development of the United States from the revolutionary war to the end of the civil war and reconstruction.

Women’s rights

Focusing on the way women were treated in the early 20th century and their campaigns for women’s rights up until they gained full suffrage in 1928.

TERM 6

Elizabethan

Focus on life during the Elizabethan period and Elizabeth’s problems throughout her reign.

 

American West

Focusing on native American culture and ideas as well as conflict with European settlers.

Titanic

Focus on why the Titanic was such an awe inspiring thing in the early 20th century, different classes in Edwardian society and who was to blame for the sinking.

Homework project: Titanic