HUMANITIES

HISTORY CURRICULUM

Year 7

Autumn – Spring Term

Crown Vs the people – A study looking at the actions of different monarchs and key characters in history between 1066 and 1400 and considering how these have shaped Britain including people such as William the Conqueror, Simon de Montfort, Henry II, Thomas Becket. We also look at what life was like in this time considering issues such as the Black Death.

Spring - Summer Term

Turbulent Tudors- An in depth look at the different Tudor monarchs and how they helped to shape Britain. We consider the changes to religion they brought as well as moving on to look at the Stuarts.

Year 8

Autumn term

Empire to equality – An outline study considering the Slave trade and its abolition, as well as life for Black Americans in 20th Century America.

Spring term

The Industrial Revolution – A depth study considering the changes in Britain between 1750 and 1850 including the rise of factories and the working conditions for child labourers.

Summer term

Conflict in the twentieth century- A thematic study looking at how conflict has evolved and developed over the last 100 years considering events such as WW1, WW2, the dropping of the atomic bomb, the Vietnam was as well as modern day terrorism.

Year 9

Autumn – Spring Term

America 1910-1929- Starting the GCSE syllabus this module looks at developments in America such as the intolerance faced by immigrants, political factions and black Americans. We also look at the economic issues surrounding the economic boom of the 1920s leading to eventual Wall Street Crash in 1929. We finish the topic looking at the social side of the 1920s looking at what people did for fun and attitudes to women and how these developed over the period.

Spring – Summer Term

The development of Germany 1919-1991- our second GCSE module looks at the development of Germany from 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles through Hitler’s reign all the way through the cold war culminating in the tearing down of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the aftermath and impact on Germany.

Year 10- Eduqas specification

Autumn Term

The Elizabethan Age, 1558-1603- We look at how Elizabeth gained control over the country, the issues she had with religion and foreign powers alongside how her reign impacted upon normal people in society.

Spring Term

Changes in Health and Medicine in Britain, c.500 to the present day- We look thematically at key figures and influences in the changing of medicine.

Year 11

Recap of the year 9 and 10 modules with focussed revision.


RELIGIOUS STUDIES CURRICULUM

Year 7

Autumn Term

Introduction to Religious studies, Philosophy and Ethics – A study of the identity of God across religions

Creation Theory and Identity of God – A study of views of creation with a philosophical look to scientific and religious creation theory.

Spring Term

Founders and Pilgrimage – A study of founders, key figures and pilgrimage within religion

Festivals

Summer Term – No RS as Humanities rotations

Year 8

Autumn – Spring Term

Holy books and Moral codes – A study into holy books and moral codes with an investigation into medical ethics

Spring – Summer Term

Founders and Pilgrimage - A study of founders, key figures and pilgrimage within religion

Year 9 Autumn – Spring Term

Founders and Pilgrimage - A study of founders, key figures and pilgrimage within religion

Spring – Summer Term

Worship Beliefs and Practices – A study of beliefs and practices of religious groups

Year 10 - WJEC Eduqas GCSE in Religious Studies

Autumn Term

COMPONENT 2 - Christian Beliefs and Teachings

COMPNENT 3 - Hindu Beliefs & Teaching

Spring Term

COMPONENT 1 - Issues of Relationships

COMPONENT 1 - Issues of life and death

Summer Term

COMPONENT 2 - Christianity Practices

Year 11 - OCR B Religion Philosophy and Applied Ethics

Autumn Term

Philosophy 2 – Good and evil

Ethics 2 - Religion, Peace and justice

Spring Term

Philosophy 2 – Religion and Science

Ethics 2 – Religion and the Media

Summer Term

Revision


GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM

Year 7

Pupils are taught on a rotation so will either study Geography or History for the first half term and then swap in the second half term.

Autumn – Spring Term

An Introduction to Geography incorporating geographical skills e.g. map work

Settlement

Spring – Summer Term

Weather and climate

Ecosystems


Year 8

Autumn – Spring Term

Coasts

Population

Spring – Summer Term>

Development

Rivers


Year 9

3 Units taught in rotation to all teaching groups:

Population

Coasts

Start the OCR A GCSE Course


Year 10

OCR GCSE Geography Specification A

Autumn Term

Ecosystems

Environmental threats

Spring Term

People and the planet

Field work and geographical skills

Summer Term

People of the UK


Year 10

OCR A Specification- Geographical Themes.

The course is comprised of 3 units

1 content exams: Living in the UK today and the World Around us

1 field work skills exam

Autumn Term

Ecosystems

Environmental threats

Spring- Summer Term

People and the planet

Field work


Year 11

OCR GCSE Geography Specification B (J385)

The course is comprised of 3 units

B561 Sustainable Decision Making Exercise (SDME) = 25%

B562 Controlled Assessment Coursework (The Fieldwork Focus) = 25%

B563 Geographical Themes - the Terminal exam 50% based on themes 1 (rivers & coasts), 2 (population & settlement) and 4 (economic development)

Units B561 & B563 have tiered entry, either Foundation or Higher

Autumn Term

Controlled Assessment- The Fieldwork Focus.

Theme 4 Economic Development

Spring and Summer Term

Theme 3 Population to prepare for the SDME exam on May 13.

Revision of Themes 1 & 2 for terminal exam on May 22.

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