Teaching and Learning at Keystage 3

Personalised learning in history at KS 3

This is certainly one of the key areas to be focusing on in the next few years and lies at the heart of the government’s Every Child Matters agenda. Put simply, personalised learning and teaching...
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The teaching process in history at KS3

With so much emphasis placed on the three-part lesson, due largely to the National Strategy, it is tempting to follow that simplistic model.  Many do, and feel triumphant when they manage to plan a good...
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Gender issues in history at Key Stage 3

For all the research that has taken place recently to try to close the gender gap it is probably safe to say that gender and achievement is a complex area and that generalisations about boys...
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Motivating pupils in history at Key Stage 3

Much work has recently been done on engaging pupils in the early years of Key Stage 3, largely because of the so-called 'performance dip' in Years 7 and 8.  Indeed, the National Secondary Strategy has...
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S.E.N. in history at Key Stage 3

We would all agree that history is a subject which is both accessible and has relevance to all pupils, including those with learning difficulties.  Not only does it provide interest and colour, it also develops...
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Teaching chronology at Key Stage 3

Much neglected for many years, the teaching of chronology is now back centre-stage.    Already, leading thinkers such as Ian Dawson and Chris Culpin have produced lots of really helpful advice.  Ian in particular has...
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Teaching Enquiry at Key Stage 3

Pupils should learn how to identify and investigate, individually and as part of a team, specific historical questions or issues, making and testing hypotheses and reflecting critically on historical questions or issues.  This includes structured...
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