Humanities & Languages

Staff:

  • Mr M Rees – Learning Leader Humanities and Languages and Teacher of History
  • Mr R Morley - Deputy Learning Leader and Teacher of Geography
  • Mrs N Neil – Teacher of Geography
  • Miss O Ashworth – Teacher of French
  • Mrs L Miles – Lead Advanced Skills Teacher and Teacher of History
  • Mrs Jarrell  - Teacher of RS
  • Miss E Lewis – Teacher of RS
  • Mrs Hill - Teacher of Humanities
  • Miss Burns - Teacher of Languages

Our aim and mission is to provide a first class experience and academic education to our students. We have a highly ambitious culture and ethos which encourages students to think, work hard and refine their character in order to achieve their potential in every aspect of life.

KS3 Overview

The curriculum in KS3 for Humanities (Geography, History and Religious Studies) is proud to deliver a comprehensive and inclusive programme covering a wide range of topics and current affairs, with exciting opportunities for educational visits.

KS4 Overview

The curriculum in KS4 for Humanities (Geography, History and Religious Studies) offers a broad and fascinating programme in which it focuses on key requirements for further and higher education as well as employment. 

Year 7

Geography

The Year 7 programme of study offers an exciting range to explore geographical content worldwide. The course is divided into four main parts:

  • Where in the world

  • Ecosystems (hot deserts and tundra)

  • Weather and climate

  • Map skills

 

History

The Key Stage 3 curriculum reflects the content of the Edexcel GCSE History course as far as possible. Where topics deviate from the Key Stage 4 syllabus, pupils are taught the skills needed for GCSE.

In year 7 pupils study Ancient China and the reign of Emperor Zheng. This is followed by The Norman Conquest and the Middle Ages and includes the Battle of Hastings, castles, medieval life in towns and villages and the Black Death of 1348. In term 2 a unit of work on the Islamic Empire is studied: where and how the empire was founded, how people lived and the Crusades. Finally, pupils study Tudor England (Henry VIII and Elizabeth I) in term 3.

Religious Studies

The Year 7 programme of study considers and explores the six major world religions, beliefs and founders. The course is divided into six main parts:

  • Introduction to Religious Studies

  • In-depth Study of Christianity

  • Expressions of Faith

  • In-depth Study of Hinduism


Year 8

Geography

The Year 8 programme of study comprises of an exciting range geographical areas covering physical, human and environmental geography. The course is divided into five main parts:

  • Rivers and flooding

  • Development

  • Earthquakes and tsunamis

  • Coasts

  • Glaciation

 

History

In year 8 pupils begin with a topic on the English Civil War: causes, key events, execution of King Charles and the rule of Oliver Cromwell. Health and hygiene through time looks at people’s medical beliefs such as how to deal with the Great Plague in 1665. In term 2 and 3 pupils look at two periods in American history: slavery and the American West.

Religious Studies

The Year 8 programme of study investigates and reflects on current issues prevalent in a multi-cultural and multi-faith society. The six major world religions are studied thoroughly in a thematic fashion covering the need for our diverse community. The course is divided into six main parts:

  • In-depth Study of Islam

  • Prejudice & Discrimination

  • Philosophy

  • In-depth Study of Judaism

 

Year 9

Geography

The Year 9 programme of study offers an exciting range to explore geographical content worldwide. The course is divided into five main parts:

  • Population and Migration

  • Japan, China and India

  • Volcanoes

  • Tourism and Middle East

  • Impacts of Tourism in the City of Dubai.

 

History

In year 9 the focus of studies in the twentieth century:

World War One and Two; the rise of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

Religious Studies

The Year 9 programme of study explores and examines the fine details of the connection between religion and life issues wide spread in a diverse society. The six major world religions are studied thoroughly in a thematic approach covering the broad spectrum of life and religion. The course is divided into five main parts:

  • Peace & Conflict

  • Sanctity of Life

  • Evil & Suffering

  • Religion & the Media

 

KS4 GCSE

The Year 10 and 11 programme of study explores and investigates key aspects of subjects studied enabling students to broaden their prospects in further and higher education. The students will use and develop a wide range of skills and encourage their own initiatives, which will support them through employment and life.

Geography

AQA Geography A; The Year 10 and 11 programme of study offers a broad range of geographical concepts with cross curricular link with mathematics, science, history and religious studies. The course is divided into two units:

Human Geography:

  • Population Change;
  • Changing Urban Environments;
  • Tourism.

Physical Geography:

  • Restless Earth;
  • Water on the Land;
  • Coastal Zone.

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History

In year 10 pupils follow the new Edexcel GCSE History course. The four areas of study are:

  • Medicine Through Time
  • Henry VIII and his Ministers
  • The American West and Weimar
  • Nazi Germany.

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In year 11 pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE History course. The four areas of study are:

  • Medicine Through Time
  • The Transformation of Surgery 1840-1918
  • The American West
  • The Home Front in Britain during World War One and Two.

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The course is examined through three final examination papers.

 

Religious Studies

Edexcel Religious Studies (full course); The Year 10 and 11 programme of study is an exciting and interesting time where students embark on a journey in exploring life, social and world issues. The two main religions studied are Christianity and Islam in a robust approach catering the needs for all our students. The course is divided into two units:

Year 10

  • Crime & Punishment – Islam

  • Christian Beliefs

  • Peace & Conflict – Islam

  • Muslim Beliefs

  • Living the Muslim Life

Year 11

  • Peace & Conflict

  • Environment & Medical issues

  • Rights & Responsibilities

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