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Humanities

 Geography

 

Key Stage 3 

Students are introduced to the amazing natural order of our planet in order to inspire in pupils a lifelong curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.  Students are equipped with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. This knowledge will deepen their understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes and instil a sense of enquiry about the interaction between physical and human processes. At the end of Year 9, students are taught the first unit of the GCSE course in order to prepare them for the rigor of Key Stage 4.

 YEAR 7

 TERM 1

 What is Geography

 Map Skills

 TERM 2

 Energy

 How is Asia being transformed

 TERM 3

 What is development?

 What is an economy?

 

 YEAR 8

 TERM 1

 Weather and Climate

 Africa

 TERM 2

 Ecosystems

 How are populations changing

 TERM 3

 Rivers

 How is Asia being transformed?

 

 YEAR 9

 TERM 1

 Natural Hazards

 TERM 2

 What is development?

 What is an economy?

 TERM 3

 GCSE Rivers 

 GCSE Coasts

GCSE Geography 

GCSE Geography students build on their previous knowledge, revisiting some topics in greater depth as well as covering new ones.  This includes the investigation of contemporary challenges, both in the UK and internationally, and the evaluation of sustainable solutions to overcome these challenges. In addition, students develop the ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate data and evidence in order to construct a well-reasoned conclusion. Students will also develop their statistical and graphical skills; Mathematics is an important component of the course.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Coasts and Fieldwork

 TERM 2

 Urban development and human fieldwork

 TERM 3

 Economic challenges

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Ecosystems and resource security

 TERM 2

 Natural hazards

 TERM 3

 Revision and examination technique

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 History

 

Key Stage 3 

Students explore and evaluate a variety of historical periods to gain an insight into the development of modern Britain. The course will start with Britain before the Norman invasion and progress to the Tudors, the English Civil War, WW1 and WW2. Students critically analyse and evaluate in order to reach a well-reasoned conclusion. In Year 9, students are taught the first unit of the GCSE course in order to prepare them for the rigor of Key Stage 4.

 YEAR 7

 TERM 1

 Introducing Historical Skills and Life in Britain pre – 1066

 TERM 2

 The Norman Conquest of England

 Life in Norman England

 Britain during the Middle Ages

 TERM 3

 Life in Ancient Islam and the Crusades

 Britain under the Tudors

 

 YEAR 8

 TERM 1

 Britain under the Stuarts

 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

 TERM 2

 The American and French Revolutions

 How Britain gained an Empire & how it treated the countries within it

 TERM 3

 Life in Britain during the Industrial Revolution

 How the campaign for suffrage and welfare in Britain has developed

 

 YEAR 9

 TERM 1

 WW1

 WW2

 TERM 2

 The Holocaust

 The Cold War

 TERM 3

 Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060 – 88

 

 

GCSE History

GCSE History students build on their previous knowledge, refining and developing the key skills: analysis and evaluation. Students develop a sense of enquiry by exploring how significant historical events were, analysing factors leading to and surrounding these events and evaluating the reliability of accounts and sources. Students must also structure extended answers effectively in order to reach independent, well-justified conclusions.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

 The Development of Medicine in Britain 1250-present day

 TERM 2

 The Development of Medicine in Britain 1250-present day

 TERM 3

 What life was like on the British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 The American West, c1835 – 1895

 TERM 2

 Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918 – 1939

 TERM 3

 Final exam preparation

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 Religious Education

 

Key Stage 3 

Students learn the core components of a diverse range of religions. Students also consider moral and ethical issues, presenting and justifying their own personal opinions and considering what various faiths believe in relation to the topic. Students are taught to accept differing opinions to their own and to treat all views with respect.

 During their rotation, students will learn about:

 YEAR 7

 Judaism

 Christianity

 Islam

 Sikhism

 Hinduism

 YEAR 8

 Miracles

 Suffering

 Human Rights

 YEAR 9

 War and conflict

 Crime and punishment

 Faith and film

 

 

 

Key Stage 4

Students explore a wide range of ethical and moral issues, considering what various faiths believe in relation to the topic and presenting and justifying their own personal opinions. Topics covered are complex and challenging, reflecting students’ growing maturity and the huge range of contemporary moral issues they will face in later life. These include: homosexuality, contraception and IVF, abortion, marriage, euthanasia and the media.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Is there a god?

 Different religious views on the family

 TERM 2

 Contraception and IVF

 Homosexuality

 TERM 3

 Animal testing

 Faith and the media

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Life after death

 Abortion

 TERM 2

 Faith and the media

 Euthanasia

 TERM 3

 Skills consolidation