Humanities

Who’s who list of staff:

Mrs V Wright (Leader of Humanities)

Miss K Conlon (Deputy Leader of Humanities)

Mrs K Hudson

Miss J Smith

Miss E  Wright

 

Exam Boards:

AQA - website

Edexcel - website


Subject Area: KS3 Humanities

 

Details of Key Stage 3

Students study Geography, History and Religious Education units throughout both years

Year 7:

Geography:

  • Map Skills
  • Settlement
  • Weather
  • Rivers
  • Biomes
  • Tourism

 History:

  • Historical Skills
  • 1066
  • Medicine through time
  • Tudors

 Religious Studies:

  • Life of Jesus
  • Islam
  • Sikhism

Year 8:

Geography:

  • Population
  • Coasts
  • Tectonics
  • The Working World
  • Globalisation
  • Geographical Enquiry

History:


  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Industrialisation and deadly diseases
  • The slave trade

Religious Studies:

    • Judaism
    • Evil and Suffering
    • Buddhism
 
Subject Area: Humanities – History (Key Stage 4 and 5)

Details of Key Stage 4

GCSE - Edexcel History B – Schools History Project

This course has 4 topics – Medicine through time, Life in Germany, the Impact of War on Britain c1914 – c1950 and Britain 1955 – 1975.

The first three units are assessed by examination and the final unit is a controlled assessment

Details of Key Stage 5

AS – AQA History

This course has 2 units, unit HIS1N – Totalitarian Ideologies in theory and practice (focus – Germany and Russia) and HIS2H Britain 1902 – 1918. Both units are exam based and cover the skills of extended writing and source analysis.

Subject Area: Geography GCSE (New Specification from 2016)

Details of Key Stage 4

Edexcel Geography A

Geography is the study of people and the planet and the interaction between the 2. Students study a broad range of topics covering both physical and human aspects of the subject.  This ranges from how the UK landscape is shaped to rainforests and resource management.

GCSE Geography is 100% exam which is split into three papers.

Paper 1 - The Physical Environment

  • The Changing landscapes of the UK
  • Weather hazards and climate change

Paper 2 - The Human Environment

  • Changing cities
  • Global development
  • Resource management

Paper 3 - Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges

  • Fieldwork (based on two contrasting visits)
  • UK Challenges

Subject Area:  PHSCE

  • Students study a range of topics across the Key Stage, completing a different booklet each half term. Students are afforded opportunities to develop as independent learners, and are encouraged to improve their social skills through paired learning and group activities. Tasks are discussion-driven wherever possible.
  • PHSCE is delivered by form tutors during tutor time, 2 mornings per week

Details of Key Stage 3:

Year 7 – Understanding My Roles in Society

  • Diversity
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Coping With Change
  • Conflict & Risk: Bullying
  • Citizenship: Local, British, Global

Year 8 – Understanding the Wider World

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco Education (DATE)
  • Careers Education
  • Financial Capability
  • Crime & Justice
  • Government & Politics

Details of Key Stage 4

Year 9 –Achieving Personal Wellbeing

  • Health Management: Sex Education (1)
  • Personal Safety
  • Careers: the World of Work
  • Becoming Independent Learners: Literacy
  • Memory! Revision! Exams! (1)
  • Conflict Resolution

Year 10 – Developing my Social & Communication Skills

  • Communication Skills & Controversial Issues
  • The Mass Media
  • Careers: Post-16 Options

 

Subject Area: Sociology GCSE

 

Details of Key Stage 4

AQA Sociology GCSE

Sociology is the study of the development of society. More specifically, it is the study of people and the groups to which they belong.

Students will develop a broad subject knowledge of the social processes that are key to human development, and an understanding of the social structures responsible for delivering them.

Unit 1

  • Studying Society & Research Methods
  • Families
  • Education

Unit 2

  • Crime & Deviance
  • Social Inequality
  • The Mass Media
  • Power

All parts of this course are assessed by examination. One examination is sat at the end of each Unit. All parts of Unit 1 are compulsory for both the short and full course. Students answer questions on 3 of the 4 areas in the Unit 2 examination.