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Time Allocation: Students study History for two 1 hour periods per week in Year 7 and one 1 hour period per week in Year 8.

Grouping: History lessons take place in form groups.

Course Content: During KS3 there is a mixture of chronological and thematic study. Year 7 follows a chronological path while also exploring a variety of significant topics under the theme of Revolution. Year 8 study slavery, WW1 and WW2.


Year 7

Year 8


  • Baseline Test
  • Introduction to History - key terms
  • Black Death
  • Peasants Revolt
  • Tudors
  • Slavery


  • Stuarts and Civil War
  • Great Fire of London
  • French Revolution
  • WW1


  • Industrial Revolution
  • Local History Study
  • WW2
  • Holocaust


Formal Assessment:

A formal assessment will take place for each topic studied - one usually set every half term. This will typically test the ability to write extended essay style answers or shorter source analysis responses. A level will be awarded for each assessment.


Homework will be set once a week across KS3 according to the published timetable.