Learning history at Keystage 3

Learning at Key Stage 3

This section of the site has been designed to bring greater variety to learning and to work towards making pupils more independent learners.  OFSTED's  recent surveys of secondary history teaching, History in the Balance (July 2007) and History for All ( 2011)  are clear enough....
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Independence History at KS3 and GCSE

 

Independent Enquirers

Learners can develop as independent enquirers when they are provided with opportunities in history to:
  • explore for themselves events, issues or problems from different perspectives and consider the influence of circumstances, beliefs and feelings on decisions
  • make personal judgements about the relevance and value of information,...
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View of learners in history at Key Stage 3

With the increasing emphasis now being placed on the 'pupil voice', it is important that we make use of feedback from pupils to inform our teaching to improve their learning.  Whether this relates to curriculum choices, or preferred learning styles, we need to know what...
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Roles for Learners: Key Stage 3

In addition to thinking of imaginative and motivating activities for our lessons,  it is often helpful to think about the roles give to pupils.  Dorothy Heathcotes' excellent work on the Mantle of the Expert convinced me that pupils often do their best work when...

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20 Imaginative products in history at Key Stage 3

This section is included to jog your memory about the range of outcomes that might be expected and to promote even more imaginative thinking.  None of the ideas here claims to be in any way original , but they might stimulate some fresh ideas of your...
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The learning process at Key Stage 3

Far from being 'just theory',  understanding how children learn in history underpins all the decisions we make in our classrooms.  It informs planning, differentiation, assessment, views on progression and, above all,  what makes pupils want to learn.  With the National Strategy now devoting considerable...

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