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History at KS3

Year 8

  • What is History?
  • The Normans

Year 9

  • The Reformation
  • The Tudors

Year 10

  • Partition 1800-1921
  • The Twentieth Century




  • To acquire knowledge and understanding of the human past
  • To investigate historical events, people, changes and issues
  • To develop understanding of how the past has been represented and interpreted
  • To use historical sources critically in their historical context
  • To draw conclusions and appreciate that these and other historical conclusions are liable to reassessment in light of new or reinterpreted evidence
  • To promote students’ understanding of the development of the contemporary world


Examinations:                     NICCEA (Board)


The examination will comprise two papers :

Paper 1                               60%  (completed in June of Year 11)

Paper 2                               40%  (completed in June of Year 12)



Paper 1                 Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-45

                              Changing Relations: Northern Ireland and its Neighbours, 1920-49



Paper 2                 International Relations, 1945-2003

                              (Superpower Rivalry in Europe, Flashpoints of

                              The Cold War, From Arms Rivalry to Arms