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Historical scholarship, sources and literacy: Planning your KS3 History curriculum

History 11-14 Teacher Training

Sam Slater, Simon Beale

"Simon Beale's delivery was slick, professional, covered lots of brilliant ideas."
Callum Rose, History Specialist, Hammersmith Academy,
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Book before 17th June to get 20% off all in-person teacher workshops. Use discount code WT0003866

Why attend?

Strengthen your KS3 curriculum to ensure that it nurtures academic, confident and successful historians.

Heads of History Simon and Sam will help you to plan a ‘knowledge-rich’, diverse and challenging curriculum that meets the requirements of the Ofsted inspection framework.

  • Focus your Key Stage 3 on building pupils’ confidence in applying key historical concepts
  • Understand how historical scholarship can be used to develop reading skills
  • Make sources the centre of your KS3 classroom, not just an acronym
  • Discover activities to improve extended writing and pupils’ vocabulary
  • Consider how you can prepare pupils for the further study of History
  • Work with fellow teachers to plan engaging lessons that balance historical knowledge and analytical thinking

Booking reference: HIS160622
Hodder code: 1222160622


10.00am Registration and coffee
10.10am Using KS3 to develop pupils’ reading ability
  • Planning classroom activities to improve reading
  • Weaving historical scholarship through schemes of work
11.10am Morning break
11.20am Putting primary sources at the heart of your lessons
  • Embedding the use of sources into regular classroom learning
  • Finding sources to enrich your KS3 curriculum
12.15pm Lunch
1.00pm Using KS3 to develop academic writing
  • Activities to build confidence with extended writing
  • Building pupils’ familiarity with words and language
2.00pm Afternoon break
2.10pm Planning a ‘knowledge-rich’ KS3 History curriculum
  • Developing a vision and ethos for your curriculum
  • Considering the historical events to cover with your pupils
  • Ensuring that the curriculum is diverse, challenging and rigorous
3.10pm Review and reflect
3.20pm Workshop ends


Simon Beale - Presenter
Simon Beale - Presenter
Read Biography
Sam Slater - Presenter
Sam Slater - Presenter
Read Biography


etc. venues, Chancery Lane (provisional venue)
50-52 Chancery Lane
Please note: this event is not confirmed to run yet but to help you plan your potential journey to London, we wanted to provide you with the provisional venue..

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