History at Campsmount
History is a popular subject within the Humanities faculty. The subject has three dedicated History specialists and our key aims are:
- To encourage students to form substantiated opinions about key individuals and events in our past.
- To enable students to form judgements supported by a wide variety of evaluated historical evidence.
- For students to develop an analytical approach and assess the relative importance of key individuals and events.
- For students to become independent learners and enquirers.
- To provide a stimulating and varied learning experience ensuring progress for all.
Key Stage 3
Our Key Stage 3 curriculum has a wide variety of engaging units enabling students to develop their core historical skills. We investigate six key periods/events each year.
Year 7 - Autumn term: Skills based unit ‘What is History?’ followed by a detailed investigation into the Roman Empire. Spring term: Medieval England investigation followed by a study of the Vikings. Summer term: Tudor England investigation followed by a study ‘Great’ Britons.
Year 8 - Autumn term: Native Americans investigation followed by a study of seventeenth century England. Spring term: Industrial Revolution investigation followed by a study of Crime and Punishment in Victorian Britain. Summer term: Battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo investigation followed by a study of the First World War.
Year 9 - Autumn term: Civil Rights in the USA investigation followed by a study of the British Homefront during World War Two. Spring term: Assassination of President Kennedy investigation followed by a study of the Hiroshima Bomb. Summer term: Holocaust investigation followed by a study of Terrorism
There is also an 'Extended Learning' programme for students in Key Stage 3. Read more about this on the Extended Learning web page.
Key Stage 4
OCR Modern World History B GCSE course.
Year 10 core content: the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. British depth study: Liberal Reforms, Women’s Suffrage and the British Homefront during the First World War.
Year 11: Germany, 1918 – 45 and our Controlled Assessment. The course is assessed through three components, two examinations (2 hours and 1 ½ hours) with the Controlled Assessment representing 25% of the final grade.
Key Stage 5
OCR History A course. English and American civil wars in addition to a thematic study of Ireland, 1798 – 1921.
Students also complete an independent investigation into the Vietnam War.
Who we are
Mr E Chapman (Head of History)
Miss F Clinton - Teacher of History
Miss H Baker - Teacher of History
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the school curriculum please email: firstname.lastname@example.org