Lower School (Key Stage 3)

Lower School History


Cambridge Lower School History offers an unparalleled experience in history online secondary school education. Our Key Stage 3 curriculum aims to inspire students with a sense of curiosity and wonder about the past, encouraging them to make meaningful connections to contemporary events. We provide comprehensive online history lessons for secondary school students that delve into British, local, and world history. These lessons foster a chronologically secure knowledge base and facilitate a well-informed context for broader academic pursuits.


Assessment at our Key Stage 3 history school online is ongoing and thorough, conducted during LIVE TAUGHT lessons by our highly qualified educators. Teachers are responsible for marking coursework, assignments, and administering summative tests. This ensures that our online history classes for secondary school students maintain the highest standards of educational excellence.


Homework is an integral part of our academic programme, assigned at the end of each week. It usually involves researching key historical concepts, quizzes for recapitulation, and subject-related activities to complement coursework. These assignments work in tandem with our online history lessons for Key Stage 3 students, enriching their understanding of the subject.


Parents enjoy 24/7 access to all vital academic records, including coursework, grades, and teacher feedback. This transparency allows parents to actively engage in their child’s academic progress in our online history classes. Consultations with teachers can be scheduled at mutually convenient times to discuss academic performance, concerns, or milestones.

By enrolling your child in Cambridge Lower School History, you are securing a superior and comprehensive experience in the realm of secondary school history online education.

Pupils identify significant events, make connections, draw contrasts, and analyse trends within periods and over long arcs of time. They use historical terms and concepts in increasingly sophisticated ways. They pursue historically valid enquiries including some they have framed themselves, and create relevant, structured and evidentially supported accounts in response. They are taught to understand how different types of historical sources are used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.

  1. How significant was the Renaissance?
  2. Why did Europe divide during the Reformation?
  3. The French Revolution: Why did people fight and die for liberty?
  4. The emergence of the British Empire

You will need a computer or laptop with a stable internet connection, webcam and microphone, plus appropriate equipment for taking notes.  All necessary reading material will be provided.  A course text book may be recommended but is not mandatory.

What is the focus of the Online Secondary School History course?

The Online Secondary School History course aims to cultivate pupils’ curiosity about historical events globally, with an emphasis on British, local, and world history. The course is designed to deepen their secure chronological knowledge and provide a well-rounded context for broader learning.

What does the assessment process involve in the Online Secondary School History class?

Assessment in the Online Secondary School History class is a continuous process. Teachers carry out evaluations during live-taught lessons and mark coursework, assignments, and summative tests to gauge pupils’ understanding and skills.

What type of homework can students expect in the Online Secondary School History course?

Students can expect homework at the end of each week, often comprising research tasks on essential concepts, quizzes for review, subject-related activities, and coursework completion.

How can parents keep track of their children’s performance in the Online Secondary School History class?

Parents are given 24/7 access to their children’s coursework, grades, and teacher feedback through an online portal. They can also schedule consultations with teachers at times that are convenient for both parties.

What skills and topics are covered in the Online Secondary School History course?

The course engages students in identifying noteworthy events and analysing trends over time. They will use historical terminology and concepts increasingly proficiently. Pupils are encouraged to form their enquiries and construct well-supported, structured accounts. They will learn to critically assess various types of historical sources and understand how differing views of history are shaped.

The Teacher

Dr Elerian has a PhD in International Relations and European Studies, and a Master’s degree in History. She spent 10 years teaching History and Geography in international schools where she was responsible for the development, internationalisation and implementation of courses in History, Geography, Sociology and Media Studies from Key Stage 3 up to IGCSE and A-level. Having completed a PGCE, Dr Elerian has a pedagogical competence in lesson planning and implementation, assessment, class management and resource development. 

Dr Elerian finds teaching to be a rewarding career and feels privileged to be influential in so many young lives. She is always focused on creating effective and differentiated lessons that both challenge and stimulate a wide range of abilities within her classroom.

Dr. Elerian - Cambridge Home School Online - History, Geography and Sociology

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