In KS3 we have consulted the government revised National Curriculum to ensure a minimal clash with topics taught in KS2. This had led the department to teach through thematic enquiries rather than chronologically through each year group. (Although each theme is taught chronologically)
Year 7 – History Skills, what were people’s lives like? and what was the most significant disaster over time?
Year 8 – Power and Protest from Medieval times to the 20th Century
Year 9 - Invasion and warfare - How did William gain control of England? What was the impact of WW1? Why was there another World War?
The History studied in Years 10 and 11 follows the AQA Examination Board Specification. The two-year course will follow four topics:
Thematic Study-Shaping the Nation: Britain-Health and the people: c10000 to the present day
Depth Study-Shaping the Nation: Norman E gland, c1066-c1100 to include a study of a historical environment. (Durham Cathedral)
Depth Study-Wider world depth studies: Conflict and tension 1894-1918
Period Study-Wider world depth studies: Germany 1890-1945: Democracy and Dictatorship