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.

Year 7

HT1- The Norman Conquest

HT2- Medieval Society, Black death and the Magna Carta

HT3- Religion and Renaissance

HT4- Reformation and the Tudors

HT5- Stuarts

HT6- Roman Empire

Year 8

HT1- Developments in Medicine (Egyptian, Greek and Roman)

HT2- Slavery

HT3- Industrial revolution

HT4- Jack the Ripper

HT5- Victorian England

HT6- Medicine - Renaissance, Industrial and 20th Century

Year 9

HT1- Empire and WWI

HT2- Post WWI and WWII

HT3- Cold War

HT4- Cold War and Jews in Europe

HT5- Persecution and Warfare in the 20th Century

HT6- Germany 1919-1945


The Geography Curriculum at Barnsley Academy

The Geography curriculum in KS3 has been designed to open students’ minds about the world around us; as well as to embed skills which will support students throughout their time at Barnsley Academy. From year 7 students have access to the same language questions and sources used in GCSE style work to give time for all pupils to develop the skills needed to achieve to the best of their ability. 

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