In KS3 the history team consists of two full time teachers 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. Also every term pupils complete a traffic light self-assessment exercise where targets are set.

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?
  • The medieval period (churches)
  • The medieval period (monarchs)
  • The English Reformation and The Tudors
  • The causes and events of the Civil wars
  • The development of the British Empire incorporating (Britain The Empire and The World)
  • Britain’s role in transatlantic slavery.
  • The First World War and Peace settlement
  • Liverpool during the Second World War. (Local history study)
  • The Neolithic Revolution
  • USA in the twentieth century