There are a number of key concepts that underpin the successful study of History at Key Stage 3. As students gain greater understanding of these concepts, they will begin to deepen and broaden their knowledge, skills and wider understanding of the subject. These key concepts are:
Year 7 is taught chronologically.
Term 1: Saxon crime and punishment (pre 1066 study), Normans and Medieval life
Term 2: The Tudors, Everyday life in the Tudor period
Term 3: English Civil war with a case study of Oliver Cromwell followed by why Britain colonised America
Year 8 is taught chronologically and thematically.
Term 1: The involvement of Britain in slavery, life on a plantation and the end of the slave trade
Term 2: The Industrial revolution and the effect it had on Cornwall and wider Britain (local History focus)
Term 3: Political revolutions with case studies on the French revolution and the American revolution
In Year 9 students study modern History, encompassing social, political and military History.