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Humanities

Curriculum Intent

Through Humanities, we aim to inspire 3 primary attributes for our students:
1. A sense of curiosity and engagement in the world around us.
2. A critical desire to understand and challenge the consensus from a position of knowledge.
3. An increased awareness of, and ability to tackle, ignorance in all its forms.

Curriculum Information:

History
  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
y7 Migration to Britain – Ancient World to 1066 Migration to Britain – Ancient World to 1066 The ‘Dark’ Ages –  Christendom and Islamic World Thematic Study -Power: Church, People and Kings 1150-1700 Thematic Study -Power: Church, people and Kings 1150-1700 Thematic Study -Power: Church, people and Kings 1150-1700
y8 The British Empire and Trans Atlantic Slave Trade The British Empire and Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Thematic Study: Revolutions over time Thematic Study: Revolutions over time The First World War and its aftermath: A Global Conflict The First World War and its aftermath: A Global Conflict
y9 The Second World War and the Holocaust The Second World War and the Holocaust Civil Rights in the UK and the World Civil Rights in the UK and the World Thematic Study: Women over time Thematic Study: Women over time
y10 Germany 1918-1939 Germany 1918-1939 Germany 1918-1939/ The Cold War The Cold War The Cold War/ Elizabethan England Elizabethan England
y11 Elizabethan England / Migration over time Migration over time Migration over time Migration over time /  Revision    

 

Geography
  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
y7 Intro to Geography and Wren Investigations Map Skills Popilation Natural resources Ecosystems and trip Climate Change
y8 Africa Weather and Climate Work Rest Play Physical World – Earthquakes Middle East Rivers
y9 Glaciation Unequal World Physical World – Volcanoes World Cities Coasts Global Issues
y10 The Challenges of Natural Hazards The Challenges of Natural Hazards Rivers Coasts Urban Issues and Challenges Urban Issues and Challenges
y11 Economic World Economic World Living World Resource Management    

 

RS
  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
y7 Judaism Judaism Christianity Christianity Islam Islam
y8 Hinduism Hinduism Buddhism Buddhism Sikhism Alternate Religions
y9 Philosophical thinking Relationships Crime and justice Social/Global issues Life and Death Media portrayal of religions
y10 Christianity Christianity Islam Islam Theme 1 Theme 2
y11 Theme 3 Theme 4 Revision Revision    

 

Citizenship
  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
y7 British Values British Values British Values British Values Diversity Diversity
y8 Racism Racism Extremism Extremism Terrorism Terrorism
y9 Basic Rights Voting systems in the UK Political Ideology Working of UK Government Community Cohesion Why do people move to this country?
y10 Rights and Responsibilities Legal systems Crime and Democracy British Constitution Tax and the Media Citizenship in Action
y11 UK Diversity Wider relations and the UK Revision Revision    

 

GCSE:
GCSE Citizenship: Citizenship studies is a controversial and challenging subject. Students are introduced to issues of our time including matters such as: assisted dying; forced marriage; UK intervention in the Middle-East; media freedom and immigration. This course is taught over 2 years and and all three papers are written examinations.

GCSE Religious Studies: This course equips students to consider the big questions, like why are we here? What happens when we die? And what is behind our ideas of right and wrong? Our areas of study focus on the key questions such as Ethics, Philosophy, Peace and Conflict, which include topics such as marriage and the family, crime and punishment, and matters of life and death. Students study different aspects of belief and ethics, focusing on Christianity and Islam. The course is taught over 2 years and there are 2 written examinations.

GCSE History: History teaches you how and why the world came to be as it is today. History asks ‘how did things get to be this way?’ History deals with big issues e.g. racism, power, war, politics, discrimination and terrorism. We focus on a range of topics from Nazi Germany and the Cold War to Elizabethan England and Migration through time. There is also a chance to do a local area study of Notting Hill and race relations there in latter half of the 20th century. The course is taught over 2 years and all 3 papers are written examinations.

GCSE Geography: Geography is a wide ranging and challenging course, comprising of both physical and human geographical studies. The course studies covers topics including Weather Hazards and Climate Change, Ecosystems, Changing Cities, Global Development, Resource Mangement and the Changing Landscapes of the UK. There are two pieces of fieldwork; Coasts and Urban Environments. Examination comprises of 3 written exams at the end of the course.

 

Term Dates

2022-23

Term 2

Inset day – Fri 11 Nov & Fri 2 Dec 2022

Mon 31 Oct – Tue 20 Dec 2022

Christmas break – Wed 21 Dec – Tue 3 Jan 2023

Term 3

Wed 4 Jan – Fri 10 Feb

Half term – Mon 13 Feb – Fri 17 Feb 2023

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