Key Stage 3 School Resource Packs


An introduction to the SESC Key Stage 3 History school resource packs

Since August 2020, the SESC team have been working with four secondary school history teacher consultants to create high-quality, multi-media Key Stage 3 History School Resource Packs based on our archival research. Through the packs, KS3 pupils will learn about how the history of secondary education reflects the vast social and cultural changes that have transformed the UK since the Second World War. Each of the four packs which will contain material for a Historical Enquiry roughly six lessons in length, along with a range of textual and visual archival material, historiographical debates, short videos of university-based historians discussing core themes and how they approach primary source material, and teachers’ notes.

While the resource packs will all focus on one main research question, In what ways do schools reflect social change in the United Kingdom since 1945?, each of the four packs have a different theme:

  • Gender & sexuality
  • Race & ethnicity
  • Class & social mobility
  • Everyday school life

Teachers interested in viewing and using the KS3 History resource packs can register their interest here. The packs will be free of charge for any teachers to download and use. We hope to release the finalised packs in Autumn 2021. Please sign up below for further information, and to be notified when the resources are published.

This part of the project is generously funded in part by the Cambridge Admissions Office Widening Participation Project Fund and the AHRC Impact Fund.