Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 History Curriculum at Barnsley Academy

As a department, the KS3 curriculum will help students to gain a clear understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aspire to engender an atmosphere of intrigue and excitement about learning our shared past. Students will begin to develop skills such as source analysis and inference, as well as being able to breakdown GCSE style questions in order to prepare them and build their confidence for KS4.

Topics/enquiry lessons

Year 7

T1/2- How did England go from Anglo Saxon to Norman rule?

T3/4- How much did England change under the Normans?

T5/6- How far were medieval monarchs challenged by during the period.

Year 8

T1/2 Why Did England break from Rome?

T2/3- How Protestant was England by 1603.

T3/4- Why and how did England Kill their King?

T5- Why do Historians have different interpretations of the abolition of The British Transatlantic Slave Trade?

T6- How did England become the workshop of the world?

Year 9

T1- Why did the World go to the war in 1914?

T2- What was trench warfare like?

T3- Why did Fascism engross the Europe and not the UK?

T4- Was Weimar doomed to fail?

T5- How did Hitler rise to power and consolidate their power?

T6- How did Britain and the allies defeat the Nazis?

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