Curriculum Planning at Keystage 3

Curriculum models at Keystage 3

By now, most of you will have taught your new KS3 curriculum for over four years.  It might seem a strange time to now think about tweaking it, but I am suggesting that you have...
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Literacy and history at Key Stage 3

In recent years there has been a much stronger emphasis in lesson observations on how well particular groups of pupils achieve. Also, with the sharper focus on reporting what makes teaching effective in improving learning,...
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Creativity in History at Key Stage 3

You will find examples of creativity in most of the Outstanding  Lessons on the site. Often these are the product of a creative approach or working towards a creative product but when they are really...
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Thinking Skills in history at Key Stage 3

Although many aspects of the Key Stage 3 strategy have not necessarily placed the emphasis where I would have liked for history, I think that the two aspects of Thinking Skills and AfL have certainly...
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ICT in the KS3 history curriculum

It has always difficult to keep this section of the site totally up-to-date. This is not only because of the fast-changing nature of technology but also because schools use such different hardware and software. Instead...
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Numeracy in history at Key Stage 3

History's contribution to numeracy needs to be really carefully thought out or we could waste an awful lot of valuable teaching time.  My heart always used to sink when I watched half a lesson go...
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What is history?

This is such an enormous topic and would fill the complete site. All I want to do is to offer a clear view of what history in schools should be and to point you in...
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