AWE Club – Online History KS3  Information

History KS3
Teacher – Julia

AWE Club - Online History KS3

Join at the start of any Half term

*NEW* Friday 9:00 to 10:00 *OPEN*
Age 11 to 16

Course Description

The KS3 history course covers history chronologically with a heavy emphasis on primary sources so that students take on the role of historian and ask: how do we know? The course will provide those skills necessary for students looking to continue to GCSE and beyond. The course will run for 2 years.

Julia uses an online classroom called ZOOM. Julia will send you an email with the links to join her classes. You need to follow the instructions she provides at least 48 hours before your first lesson as you will have to do a download and send a contact request to her hummingbird email. Please contact Julia if you need help.

The Norman Conquest

  • England prior to 1066
  • Who should become king?
  • The Battle of Fulford Gate
  • The Battle of Stamford Bridge
  • The Battle of Hastings
  • How William gained control
  • The Feudal System
  • The Domesday Book


The sons of William I

Life in medieval England

  • Town and country
  • The Guilds
  • Religion
  • Cathedrals
  • Law and order
  • Medieval women
  • Medieval health and the black death
  • The Jews
    (not necessarily in this order)

Henry II and Thomas Beckett

The Islamic Civilisation

  • Arabia before Islam
  • Muhammad and Islam
  • The spread of Islam
  • How Islam survived the death of Muhammad
  • What made the Arabs so successful?
  • Life in the Islamic world
  • Trade and travel
  • Religion
  • Health and medicine

The Crusades

King John and Magna Carta

Henry III

  • Parliament
  • A brief history of representation

The Edwards

Richard II and the peasants’ revolt

Henry V

  • Agincourt
  • The history of the longbow
  • Evolution of armour and weapons

The War of the Roses

Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

The Renaissance

  • What was the Renaissance?
  • Italy in the 15th century
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Art and architecture
  • The role of women
  • Science and medicine
  • The printing press

England in the 1500s

  • Henry VIII
  • Hans Holbein: the Ambassadors
  • Edward VI
  • The execution of Lady Jane Grey
  • Bloody Queen Mary?
  • What did Elizabeth look like? An investigation through portraits.
  • The Spanish Armada
  • Superstition and witchcraft
  • Life in the 1500s

The Stuarts

  • James I and Charles I
  • Civil War
  • The execution of a King
  • Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth
  • Charles II
  • The Great Plague of 1665
  • The Great Fire of London
  • James II
  • The Monmouth Rebellion
  • Science, art, medicine and philosophy

The Glorious Revolution

The French Revolution