National Curriculum

The Miriam's Vision modules meet these UK curriculum requirements.


History KS3

  • know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

Subject content: Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day, including social, cultural and technological change in post-war British society


History KS3

Students learn by enquiry about the main political, economic, social and cultural features of selected periods from the histories of Wales and Britain during the last millennium. They place these developments in context by enquiring into the history of their own locality, the historical experiences of the countries that make up the British Isles, and aspects of European and world history. They learn about the diversity of people’s experience in each selected period, and develop their understanding of causation and change over time. They study aspects of the past in depth, and the differing spiritual and moral values of the periods studied.

Range; how some twentieth century individuals and events have shaped our world today

Historical Knowledge and Understanding

Interpretations of History

Skills Framework 3-19 years

Northern Ireland

Environment and Society: History

Developing pupils’ Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

(Objective 1) Developing pupils as Individuals;

  • Explore how history has affected their personal identity, culture and lifestyle
  • Investigate how history has been selectively interpreted to create stereotypical perceptions and to justify views and actions

(Objective 2) Developing pupils as Contributors to Society;

  • Investigate the impact of significant events/ideas of the 20th century on the world
  • Critically investigate and evaluate the power of the media in their representation of a significant historical event or individual


Social Studies

People, Past Events and Societies

  • By studying groups in past societies who experienced inequality, I can explain the reasons for the inequality and evaluate how groups or individuals addressed it.(SOC4-04a)
  • I have investigated a meeting of cultures in the past and can analyse the impact on the societies involved.(SOC 4-05c)
  • Having critically analysed a significant historical event, I can assess the relative importance of factors contributing to the event. (SOC 4-06a)
  • I can express an informed view about the changing nature of conflict over time, appreciate its impact and empathise with the experiences of those involved. (SOC 4-06b)