Subject Leader: Miss L Martin
General information about the subject
In History our intention is for students to have understanding and knowledge of the world around them and the relevance of the past when we look at features of society today.
In Year 7 we focus on introducing students to core historical skills and terminology. The content we cover at KS3 is organised chronologically. During Year 7, students will learn about the earlier periods of British history from the Romans through to the Tudors. Within these topics we cover important themes identified in the national curriculum such as: empire, monarchy, movement of people and peasantry
What topics are taught?
When will they be taught?
- The Romans in Britain (with a focus on key skills)
- The Norman invasion, 1066
- Medieval life
- Medieval religion
- Medieval religion(continued)
- The Tudors
How will my son or daughter be assessed?
When do these assessments take place?
There will be regular low stakes testing in lessons. This will be based on content covered in lessons and the knowledge book. This is to help students retain knowledge and aid with their final assessment at the end of the topic.
At the end of each topic students will sit an assessment based on the content they have covered and a specific historical skill. Assessments can be knowledge retrieval questions or a longer written answer which students are prepared for beforehand
What can my son or daughter do to support their learning at home?
What materials are provided or available online?
Using the knowledge book to quiz students on the topic they are currently learning. They should also be self-quizzing.
Ask students to tell you about what they have learnt in History.
KS3 BBC Bitesize History also has materials to aid revision, along with
videos and quizzes.