Humanities

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INTRODUCTION – Currently Humanities is delivered throughout the school. History and Geography are delivered across the school by class teachers, overseen by a specialist Humanities teacher. 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

To inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world around them and to understand the interactions between physical and human processes. To gain a knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and the wider world and to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. To learn about and from religion. 

KEY STAGE 1

Delivered by class teachers as part of a topic based curriculum. Pupils develop an understanding of the world around them, using observations such as the changing seasons. In history pupils will develop an awareness of the past and the passing of time through the topics. 

KEY STAGE 2

Humanities delivered through a topic based curriculum. In geography pupils will learn about the world’s significant features and explain the difference between physical and human features. In history pupils will start to explain similarities and differences between periods of history studied and use sources. 

KEY STAGE 3

Humanities delivered to both KS3 classes as part of a KS3 topic. Pupils study history and geography alternately. In history pupils have the opportunity to study a period of history in depth and the development of a theme over time. In geography pupils study physical and human geography and relate the topic studied to local and global locations. 

KEY STAGE4

One class are part way through studying towards OCR GCSE History. The course includes a development study and a focus of a period of time in depth. Pupils will complete a controlled assessment and a terminal examination in June 2017. One pupil is working towards ASDAN Short Course History. 

POST 16

No Humanities is currently delivered at Post 16.

ACCREDITATION ROUTES

  • GCSE History

THIS SUBJECT ADHERES TO THE RELEVANT POLICY GUIDELINES OUTLINED IN THE SCHOOL GENERAL POLICY DOCUMENT. 

COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION IS HELD BY THE SUBJECT CO-ORDINATOR WHO, FOR THIS SUBJECT IS MRS GEMMA EMANUEL 


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