The Key Stage 3 curriculum covers a combination of British, European and world history and provides a varied approach to studying the past, examining topics both thematically and in depth. In Years 7 and 8, students study a particular theme such as protest, in order to help identify patterns or note key turning points over time. Students will focus on several key topics in depth over the course of the year and identify and explain how these case studies relate to the broader overarching theme. In Year 9, students study twentieth century European history focusing on the origins and consequences of the two world wars.
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- Year 7 – Elizabeth I
- Year 8 – Civil Rights in the USA
- Year 9 – Origins of WWI
At Key Stage 3 it is the intention that students will be set two pieces of homework within a half-term period. It is usual that at least one of these pieces of homework is designed to help prepare students for an upcoming formal assessment. Work will be checked and if the homework contributes to an assessment, written feedback will be provided.