Statement of intent

“Our History curriculum aims to provide students with a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We encourage students to be critical of information, to weigh up evidence, and to develop perspective in order to form judgements. Our curriculum offers the opportunity for students to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We do this by introducing students to key historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts.”

Curriculum map



Students who continue GCSE History will study the Edexcel course. Those studying the A level study the Edexcel course. By studying these courses;

Students will have:

  • the ability to carry out an investigation
  • the ability to interpret evidence and analyse historical information
  • the ability to evaluate
  • the ability to justify a decision by arguing a case and reasoning


By studying this subject students will:

  • develop an awareness of society and how it has developed
  • develop an awareness of what motivates people and change
  • develop an awareness of different cultures
  • develop evaluative skills and the ability to be critical of evidence
  • consider values and develop critical thinking on a range of issues at a variety of scales
  • develop analytical skills
  • develop problem solving skills
  • improve numeracy and literacy skills
  • improve self management

Career options:

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Head of History

Miss H. McKnight
H. McKnight@campion.northants.sch.uk