Chilton Trinity

Chilton Trinity Primary
Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity Life at Chilton Trinity

History

‘It’s not what the law tells me I may to do; but what humanity, reason and justice tell me I ought to do.’

 

- Edmund Burke 1729-1797

Overview

The History Department consists four specialist History Teachers; Mrs Cassidy, Head of Department; Mr Reid, Mrs Ewan and Mr Mills.

The subject at KS3 is taught through a series of key enquiries, with a number of opportunities to develop extended written work and key knowledge tests at the end of each unit of study. At KS4 we follow a prescribed syllabus to follow and assessments take place every two weeks.

Field trips take place in year Seven, Nine, Ten and Eleven. Every effort is made to ensure progress is made throughout the years and that history engages, excites and interests the students.

Staff

Jannah Cassidy    
Head of Department

Robert Reid   
Teacher of History

Jo Ewan   
Teacher of History

Howard Mills    
Teacher of History



Foundation Stage

KS3 Assessment Details

All units are assed with extended written work in class and an end of unit key knowledge test.

How Will Students Learn?

History is a literacy based subject, and we work very hard to develop in the students those literacy based skills. Paragraph structuring and planning essays are crucial skills that we spend a lot of time developing, in conjunction with the English Department. There is also a great deal of content to cover, students are encouraged to develop revision strategies as it is vital they revise for their exams as the higher grade 4 and upwards demand that students have "Sound and Strong" knowledge.

History is a subject blessed with a wealth of visual material, the use of pictures, and documentaries form an important part of how we learn and find out about history. Students are asked to question all sources of information, analyse documents and think for themselves. Their own opinions and interpretations of history form an important part of how we teach the subject.

Other Skills They Will Develop:

Students are taught how to analyse, interpret and explain events and documents. We teach them how to organise their ideas and write them down in a coherent and logical way. Students will be taught how to detect bias, purpose and reliability of source material, a useful life skill.

KS3 Equipment Needed

Pen, pencil, ruler, coloured pencils

KS3 Homework

Homework is set every other week.  Students are expected to develop their self quizzing strategies using precisely prepared Knowledge Organisers designed to support their studies in the classroom.

Extra Opportunities

In Year Seven there is a trip to Chepstow Castle.

In Year Nine there is a trip to Nottingham, where pupils stay in the Halls of Residence at Nottingham University.  Day trips include a visit to Tamworth Castle, The Galleries of Justice and The National Holocaust Museum.

KS3 Useful Publications/Websites

KS3 How can you support your son/daughter’s progress?

Watch good historical documentaries together, and discuss what you have watched. Follow the news and current events.  Find out what they are doing at the moment, read their books, help them with presentation and organisation of their work. Visit historical sites. Quiz them using their Knowledge Organisers.

 

Personalisation Stage

Schools History Project: Crime and Punishment through time, The Norman Conquest, History all around us (Coldharbour Mill), The Making of America and Living through Nazi Germany.

KS4 Examination Board and Syllabus No: OCR: History B (Schools history project : J411

KS4 Course Outline

  • Thematic Study: Crime and punishment, c1250 to present - Three main issues are addressed through the content: 1. The nature and extent of crime. 2. The enforcement of law and order. 3. The punishment of offenders. All three topics start in the Medieval period and go through to the present.
  • British Depth Study: The Norman Conquest 1065 - 1087 - The content of this unit takes the student from before the invasion to the establishment of Norman control. Areas of focus include Anglo-Saxon England, invasion, resistance, castles and control.
  • History around us - Students will undertake a site visit at Coldharbour Mill. They will study the mill's role in the local/national economy, it's rise and fall, working conditions and typicality.
  • Period Study: The making of America 1789-1900 - Students study American expansion 1789 - 1838, the west 1839 - 1860, civil war and reconstruction 1861 - 1871, conflict 1861 - 1877, American culture.
  • World Depth Study: Living under Nazi rule 1933 - 1945 - Students will look at dictatorship, control and opposition, changing lives 1933 - 1939, Germany at war, occupation.

KS4 Assessment Details

Each unit carries 20% of the total marks and is assessed by an external exam.

Assessment objectives:

A01 Knowledge and understanding

A02 Explain and analyse

A03 Analyse, evaluate and use sources

A04 Analyse, evaluate and make substantial judgements about interpretations, how and why they might differ.

How Will Students Learn?

History is a literacy based subject, and we work very hard to develop in the students those literacy based skills. Paragraph structuring and planning essays are crucial skills that we spend a lot of time developing, in conjunction with the English Department. History is a subject blessed with a wealth of visual material, the use of pictures, and documentaries form an important part of how we learn and find out about history. Students are asked to question all sources of information, analyse documents and think for themselves. Their own opinions and interpretations of history form an important part of how we teach the subject.

Other Skills They Will Develop:

Students are taught how to analyse, interpret and explain events and documents. We teach them how to organise their ideas and write them down in a coherent and logical way. Specific emphasis is placed on exam skills, decoding exam questions, timed essays and knowledge acquisition.

KS4 Homework

Homework is set every week and will be a combination of revision, research and examination tasks

Extra Opportunities

History drop in sessions run every Wednesday afterschool.

In Year 10 students have the opportunity to visit Berlin to support their study of life during Nazi Germany.

KS4 Useful Publications/Websites

Career Opportunities:

History is an important and valuable subject that not only helps students understand the world around them, but provides them with valuable skills that employers need. The ability to organise and collate information, analyse, explain and come to a balanced, rational conclusion, are all useful skills. There are lots of jobs where history is a useful qualification, see the Historical Association web site for the full list and further details about careers.

© 2020 Chilton Trinity, Chilton Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3JA
Tel: 01278 425222 | Fax: 01278 720066 | E-mail: office@chilton-trinity.somerset.sch.uk
Terms of Use