In KS3 the history team consists of one full time teacher plus specialist support staff in each session.

Achievement and Progress

At Oaklands, history is delivered at KS3 where each group receives one 35 minute session each week. Assessment is made through continual teacher analysis which gives opportunities for additional support or extension activities. 

Curriculum Overview

The aims of teaching history is firstly to develop students awareness of the world they live in, establishing meanings to help them understand how and why things happen. Furthermore it is to reinforce key functional skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT through the medium of history.

History is delivered in a stimulating environment where students have access to the latest information technology (interactive whiteboards, iPads, and laptops). Additionally students historical understanding is reinforced through kinaesthetic, audio and visual teaching strategies, a regular programme of educational visits, audio visual aids and the use of drama.

History at Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3 students will study:

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
  • What is history? And what are the skills of the Historian?
  • The Norman Conquest
  • What was life like for ordinary people in Medieval Times?
  • The Tudors and their problems
  • What was life like in Stuart England?
  • Britain 1750-1900 What Changed?
  • The causes and events of the English Civil War
  • The British Empire
  • Britain’s role in the slave trade
  • The First World War and Peace Settlement
  • The Second World War
  • Britain since 1948
  • Local History Study (Liverpool and the Blitz) 
  • The Neolithic Revolution (A turning point in history?)
  • America in the 20th Century
  • The Life of Women at the Start of the Twentieth Century
  • Why did wars in the twentieth century affect so many people?
  • The role of the Individual