KS3 History

In Years 7 and 8 students at St George’s RC School have two lessons of history a week. The school follows the National Curriculum with a focus on local, national and global history. By the end of year 8 students will have a firm grasp of key concepts like: chronology, interpretation, significance, change and continuity and causation. The department is committed to ensuring that all students refine key skills like forming an argument, using evidence to support their viewpoint and understanding the diversity that exists in both England and across the globe.

Assessment

Students are levelled at the end of each half term. It is expected that all students will make two sub-levels of progress a year in order to reach their target grade. In order to support our students to do the very best they can, we have dropped down all GCSE assessment criteria to key stage 3. We also prepare students for each assessment through mid-topic assessments and specially tailored revision guides. The department tracks progress closely using displays in classrooms to celebrate the improvements students are making. At the end of the year those who have reached or exceeded their targets will receive a reward trip or visit.

Enrichment this year

The History department organise trips more frequently than any other department. From museum visits, to walking tours and workshops our trips aim at enriching the learning that happens inside of the classroom.

Our trips focus on 3 key events: Black History Month, Remembrance Day, Holocaust Memorial Day and LGBTQ+ History Month.

Events this year have included:

· A talk in school from 2 survivors of the Holocaust.

· A walking tour around Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove to learn about local black History.

· A trip to see War Horse at the National Theatre

· Bespoke assemblies to all year groups on the topic of LGBTQ+ History Month.

Homework

Homework is set in every Key Stage 3 History lesson. It is expected to be completed for the following lessons. It is designed to extend and consolidate learning.

Useful links for help with homework:
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/history www.schoolhistory.co.uk
www.nationalarchives.co.uk