Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 

History fires pupils' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. It helps pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past. Pupils find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world. They develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies.

Studying History at Malbank is not only exciting but also a subject where active  learning is at the heart of the curriculum. Students engage in the past and learn more about events through their own research, through assessment of evidence and through a debate of their points of view.  All of these skills are so important in adult life.

Students will learn historical interpretation, effective evaluation, and an appreciation of the importance of sources. They will learn how to organise and gain the confidence to communicate their knowledge through verbal comment and written work.

In Year 7, we study Medieval Britain 1066-1500 and the Crusading period or Roman Empire

In Year 8, students learn about Britain between 1500-1700 and undertake a World Study of Native Amercians.

Our Year 9 syllabus covers the history of the 19th and 20th Century.  During this year students will start to prepare projects through individual study, in relation to the impact of the Industrial Revolution; slavery and Twentieth century warfare. They will develop further skills that will be applicable to their GCSE studies.