St Catherine's Catholic School


History Curriculum Leader: Miss C. Davis

Teacher names: Mrs A. Salmoun & Mr E. Soars

In History we aim to inspire students to ask the question why? To enrich their own lives with the experience of the lives of others and to become enquiring analytical and well informed individuals.


History at KS3 

Main Skills developed in Year 7, 8 & 9.

How to infer from sources

Assess the utility and reliability of sources

Construct an argument

Compare and contrast reasons for change and continuity

Assess the role of factors

Evaluate differences in interpretations

Reach an overall judgement

Assess the significance of individuals 

Evaluate how the past has been portrayed

Brief outline of content studied at KS3 – (this can be included in with the bullet points about main skills)

Were the Dark Ages really that dark?

Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?

How did William control England?

Who was more powerful in Medieval England; the Church or the King?

Why would people join a crusade?

Magna Carta, Black Death or Peasants’ Revolt: which one helped the people the most?

Why did Henry make the Break from Rome?

Was there a mid-Tudor crisis?

How successful was Elizabeth I?

Why was Guy Fawkes executed?

What caused the English Civil War?

What was life like under Puritan rule?

Does Charles II deserve to be known as ‘The King of Bling’?

Why is what happened in 1688 known as the ‘Glorious Revolution’?

How is Bexley connected to slavery?

Why was Slavery abolished?

What was the impact of Empire Windrush?

Should children work in factories?

How healthy were the Victorians?

Was Germany to blame for the outbreak of the First World War?

Why did some women get the vote in 1918?

Why was there a Second World War?

Why was Lenin able to take control in October 1917?

How far did Russia change under communist rule?

How does Hollywood portray the past?


Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91

Elizabethan England 1558-1588

Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

Exam board, qualification and assessment information.

Edexcel 1HI0/B7.

100% examination at the end of Year 11


Careers: Solicitor, Academic librarian, Archivist, Museum Curator, Journalism & Teaching

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