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The History Department at Camp Hill aims to provide students with the skills necessary to understand past events and their effect on the world we live in today.
We aim to provide our students with sound conceptual understanding and the vital skills of historical analysis, handling evidence and communicating with others. Pupils experience a wide range of teaching and learning styles so that they can gain a sense of enjoyment in this fascinating subject, through a range of activities including group work, the use of evidence, discussion, role-play, making notes and writing essays. Our students are issued with textbooks and good use is made of a range of audio-visual equipment.
History is highly regarded as a traditional academic subject and is now included in the English Baccalaureate in Key Stage 4. The skills developed through the study of History develop abilities required in a range of careers such as law, politics, civil service, the media, business management and administration, finance, computing, personnel and medicine.
Topics studied are:
- Year 7 The Middle Ages.
- Year 8 The Making of the United Kingdom 1500-1700 which includes Henry VIII, the Reformation, The Civil War and in the summer term we move to our world study to look at the black people of the Americas.
- Year 9 The Industrial Revolution followed by the two World Wars.
- GCSE Modern World History.
- AS/A2 Liberal Democracy and Totalitarian States in which we examine Stalinist USSR, Nazi Germany, and Fascist Italy. In contrast we consider the emergence and development of democratic ideals within the context of France 1789 – 1906 and Britain 1832 -1918.
GCSE History enables students to understand the momentous events of the first half of the twentieth century and how they have shaped the world we live in today. Our students study the OCR Modern World specification which studies the period from 1900 – 1945, which gives them the opportunity to study:
- How world leaders tried to agree on a peace treaty after WW1
- How the League of Nations attempted to maintain peace
- Why aggressive countries emerged and plunged the world into another World War
- The role of individuals
- How people in Britain dealt with poverty and hardship
- How and why women campaigned for political rights
A – level History enables students to continue to explore the way people behaved, thought and felt in the past. At AS the challenges faced by the British People and their government from 1906-1951 along with Stalin’s Leadership in the USSR from 1924 – 1941 are studied. At A2, international relations from the Cold War to the effects of the attacks of September 11 2001 on the World Trade Centre are amongst the topics studied.
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