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At Key Stage 3 all students study History for three lessons a fortnight. Our curriculum begins with a study of Medieval Britain and ends by analysing significant events of the 20th Century. History is taught chronologically and is designed to give a sense of ownership of society, of where we have been and where we are now. There is a substantial study of British history across time as well as an in depth study of some other countries and cultures in order to make the Key Stage 3 curriculum broad and balanced. Through the Key Stage 3 curriculum, we develop disciplinary literacy and the key skills required for the study of GCSE History and beyond. Assessment at Key Stage 3 focusses on testing the pupils’ historical knowledge but also provides a foundation for the skills of using historical sources.


YearCycle 1Cycle 2Cycle 3Cycle 4
7Anglo Saxons and Norman EnglandMedieval Life and Medieval KingshipMedieval Kingship and the CrusadesLate Medieval Kingship

Henry VIII and the Reformation


Later Tudors

Age of encounters


English Civil War

Commonwealth and Restoration


Georgian Britain

British Empire Transatlantic slave trade (including the abolition)

American Revolution


French Revolution

Industrial Revolution


Age of Reform

Victorian Empire


Causes/events WW1

Rise of the Dictators




Our Mission and Values

“Therefore learn as if to live forever; live as if to die tomorrow” (St Edmund of Abingdon)

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St Edmund's Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.