• DSC_0708.jpg
  • DSC_9716.jpg



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 two 35 minute sessions each week. Assessment is made through continual teacher analysis which gives opportunites for additional support or extension activities. Also every term pupils complete a traffic light self-assessment exercise where targets are set. We now also use the ASDAN History Short Course as a way of accrediting pupils work in history.

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)
  • ASDAN History Short Course (Our Island History)
  • The causes and events of the Civil wars
  • The development of the British Empire incorporating ASDAN History Short Course (Britain The Empire and The World)
  • Britain’s role in transatlantic slavery.
  • Liverpool during the Second World War. (Local history study)
  • ASDAN History Short Course (History From Below)
  • USA in the twentieth century


  1. Yr 7 History Curriculum
  2. Yr 8 History Curriculum
  3. Yr 9 History Curriculum