Key Stage 3

An outline of what students will study during their time at New College Leicester throughout Key Stage 3 is set out in the table below:


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn Term 1

The Story of Leicester

The Age of Empire

The Holocaust

Autumn Term 2

The Norman Conquest

The Slave Trade

Post-War World

Spring Term 1

Key Monarchs in English History

Ideas that changed the world

Post-War World

Spring Term 2

Key Monarchs in English History

History of Protest

Civil Rights in America

Summer Term 1

The Industrial Revolution

World War One

Religious Conflict

Summer Term 2

The Industrial Revolution

The Inter-War years

Religious Conflict

As well as learning about historical processes students will also learn key skills which will help them achieve in their GCSE years.

The skills include:

  • Describing – Giving accurate and detailed descriptions of periods, event and people.
  • Explaining – Giving detailed and accurate reasons for changes that have happened in the past.
  • Inferring – Using historical sources to reach logical conclusions.
  • Interpretations – Analysing and making a judgements about interpretations from the past.