Menu
Back to Subjects

Humanities

Aims for the department

Overall  - Humanities

  • To equip students with the necessary attributes to take an active role in the shaping of their own future and that of the wider community.
  • To offer pupils the opportunity to consider their own roles, values and attitudes in relation to the topics being studied and the roles, values and attitudes of others in a diverse and ever changing society.
  • To develop within the pupils the ability to think for themselves and to develop into successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

History 

You will explore how people and events have shaped the society around us. History can lead you into careers such archaeology, curating, teaching, research and law.

The skills that will be developed through the curriculum are problem solving, analysis, debate and research. We aim to develop an understanding of the past and how it helps us to make sense of the present.

Geography 

The skills that will be developed through the curriculum are problem solving, data collection and analysis, synoptic links between human and physical geography and field work. It is our hope that you will develop a passion for exploring and developing your global knowledge. Geography can lead into many career opportunities, such as Engineering, travel consultancy, surveyors, science careers in the form of geomorphology, geology, hydrology, seismology and glaciation, international relations and development.

Psychology

The Edexcel GCSE in Psychology engages students with the process of psychology and its application in today’s world. This GCSE course covers key psychological questions and terms, the research of psychologists, and the research of the students themselves.

Interactive learning

All classrooms have either interactive whiteboards and projectors or touchscreen TVs; this helps our teaching staff to engage the students with modern technology in the learning process.

Humanities Curriculum Plan

Year Group

Curriculum overview

Notes

Years 7, 8, 9

Geography:

Year 7: Its’s your planet, Maps and mapping, About the UK, Rivers, Africa and Our restless Earth.

 

Year 8: Weather and Climate, Population and Urbanisation, Hazards, Coasts, Our Warming Planet and Living off of Earth’s resources. 

 

Year 9:

Coasts, Climate Change, Extreme Weather in UK, Lagos , London, Tropical Rainforest, Hot Desert, Nigeria – Case Study

 

History:

Year 7:  Medicine overview 1250-1750, Medieval England & Black Death & King John & Becket, Renaissance/Reformation & Tudors, Elizabeth I

 

Year 8: Industrial Britain 1750-1900, WWI- Why did it start & Injuries/treatments & trenches, Inter war period/Outbreak of WW2, Post WW2- Beginning of the Cold War.

 

Year 9:

Begin GCSE content – Medicine through Time 1250 to present day

Western Front – injuries, battles and treatments.

Introduction to Elizabethan England.

 

RE:

Year 7: Christianity

Year 8: Islam

 

 

Year 10

Geography:

Coasts, Water, Rivers, Lagos , London,  Nigeria, Hot Desert, Tropical Rainforest

 

History:

Weimar Germany and the rise of the Nazi party

Cold War – Superpowers and Relations

 

Psychology:

Criminality

Research Methods

Sleeping and Dreaming

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11

Geography:

UK Economic Development, Tropical Storms, Tectonic Hazards, Climate Change, Extreme Weather in UK ,Global Variations – Economic Development

 

History:

Cold War

Revision of topics

 

Psychology:

Development – How did you develop?

Memory – How does your memory work?

Psychological problems

The Brain and Neuropsychology

 

Useful links

Revision materials

History:

  • Printed revision guides
  • Applicable textbooks for each unit.

Geography:

CGP Geography AQA  - Grade 9-1 – The Revision Guide

Bitesize AQA GCSE (9-1) Geography Revision Guide and workbook

Scholastic GCSE 9-1 Geography AQA Revision Guide

Oxford GCSE Geography AQA Revision Guide

Psychology:

https://tuxfordpsychology91.wordpress.com/1-social-psychology/

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×