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All Lawnswood KS3 pupils have access to three hours of History teaching by subject specialists over the two week timetable.
The KS3 curriculum looks at significant individuals and events from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century in preparation for GCSE.
The History Department are:
- R Baker (Subject Leader)
- C Steele email@example.com
- L Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
- L Whitby email@example.com
The main aspects of History taught at Lawnswood enable pupils to:
- Develop knowledge and
understanding of the history of Britain; local history; how Britain has
influenced and been influenced by the wider world; and significant aspects of
the wider world.
- Develop an understanding
and ability to use, abstract terminology such as ‘peasantry’ and ‘hierarchy’.
- Analyse events in terms of
concepts such as continuity and change; cause and consequence; similarity and
difference; significance; perspectives such as economic, political, local,
regional, national and international; and short and long term.
- Analyse contrasting
interpretations of the past in terms of how and why they have been constructed.
- Carry out historically
valid enquiries by developing analytical skills in interrogating source material
to make inferences, analyse reliability, usefulness and value.
- Analyse the significance of
events: making connections between events, drawing conquests, and analyse
trends within periods and over time.
- Develop skills in extended
writing by producing relevant, structured and evidentially supported work by
increasingly use key words and phrases, criteria and key terms to make an
The following skills are taught, developed and assessed throughout KS3 and 4:
- Knowledge and understanding: pupils need to demonstrate knowledge and
understanding of key features and characteristics of the periods of history
they have studied.
- Analysis and explanation: pupils need to explain and analyse historical events
and periods using second order concepts (cause/consequence, change/continuity,
- Using sources: pupils need to analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the
period) to make substantiated judgements in the context of historical events
- Understanding interpretations: pupils need to analyse, evaluate and make
substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why
interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied.
- Accurately selecting information: pupils need to produce relevant, structured and
evidentially supported work that deploys some criteria to make judgements, and
make links and comparisons between factors to develop an argument.
- Accurately using topic specific language/SPaG: pupils need to make use
of accurate key terms and concepts.