Curriculum Links

Subject Curriculum Links
  • Understanding historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and how these concepts are used to make connections, draw contrasts, and frame historically valid questions (KS3)
  • understanding methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims, and how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed (KS3)
  • Gaining historical perspective by placing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales (KS3)
  • Developing an awareness of the past and the passing of time, and how events fit within a chronological framework, establishing narratives within and across the periods of study (KS3)
  • Identifying similarities and differences between the way of life in different periods. (KS3)
  • Understanding some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented, constructing their knowledge of the past from a range of sources (KS3)
  • Carrying out a local history study and a study of an aspect or theme in British history beyond 1066 or from before 1066 (KS3)
  • Studying the development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509, and in Britain 1509-1745 (KS3)


  • Asking questions and developing a line of enquiry based on observations; making predictions using scientific knowledge and understanding; selecting and planning the most appropriate types of scientific enquiries to test predictions; using appropriate techniques, apparatus, and materials during fieldwork and laboratory work; making and recording observations and measurements using a range of methods; interpreting observations and data; presenting reasoned explanations, including explaining data in relation to predictions and hypotheses; evaluating the reliability of methods and identifying further questions arising from results (KS3)
  • Knowledge of: the structure and functions of the human skeleton; the contents of a healthy human diet; the impact of lifestyle on the human body; genetics and evolution; applied biochemistry and techniques in dating and analysing finds in archaeology (KS3)
  • Speaking and Listening: use discussion in order to learn; being able to elaborate and explain clearly understanding and ideas (KS3)
  • Reading: being introduced to a wide range of written materials, learning new vocabulary and inferring meaning from texts, understanding literary devices in story and sagas as well as distinguishing between statements of fact and opinion and retrieving and recording information from non-fiction (KS3)
  • Writing: developing skills and knowledge to use correct form, layout, vocabulary and style in letter writing and other forms of written communication (KS3)
  • Using search technologies effectively, appreciating how results are selected and ranked (KS3)