Department Staff

Mrs N O'Reilly                 Subject Leader for History

Miss K Macdiarmid         Teacher of History

Introduction to Key Stage 3 History

At Hutton, students find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world. They will develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies. They will investigate Britain’s relationships with the wider world, and relate past events to the present day. 

As they develop their understanding of the nature of historical study, students will ask and answer important questions, evaluate evidence, identify and analyse different interpretations of the past, and learn to substantiate any arguments and judgements they make.

Topics students will study

Year 7
What is History? – focusing on issues of time, bias and the use of historical sources.
Medieval Realms – looking at life in the Middle Ages.

Year 8

Crown and Parliament 1485-1750 – an overview of the monarchy and government in Britain during the Tudor and Stuart periods.

Black Peoples of America – an analysis of the slave trade and Black Peoples’ struggle for freedom

Industrial Revolution -   study the main changes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through a study of agriculture, industry or transport.                                                                   

Year 9
Twentieth Century - a look at the key events in our recent past that have shaped the world we live in today.

How students will be assessed

In each year students will undertake 5 assessments based on historical events which they have studied in class (1 per half term). They will also undertake an independent study over one half term based on an area of study.

Extra-curricular activities and educational visits

  • Year 7 Trip to Clitheroe Castle
  • Year 9 and 10 Trip to Normandy
  • Year 10 and 11 Battlefields Trip
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