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History

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:


History Curriculum

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 argument.

The following skills are taught, developed and assessed throughout KS3 and 4:

  1. Knowledge and understanding: pupils need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key features and characteristics of the periods of history they have studied.
  2. Analysis and explanation: pupils need to explain and analyse historical events and periods using second order concepts (cause/consequence, change/continuity, similarity/difference, significance).
  3. Using sources: pupils need to analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements in the context of historical events studied.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Accurately using topic specific language/SPaG: pupils need to make use of accurate key terms and concepts.

Best ever Key Stage 5 Results!

43% of all A-level/BTEC results at A/A* or Distinction/Distinction*.

99% Pass rate.

28% of A level students achieved A levels at grades AAB or higher in at least 2 ‘facilitating subjects’.

Well done to all our students!