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Humanities

Faculty Leader: Miss Becky Sayers

In Humanities we have developed a curriculum to ensure that powerful knowledge is learnt and retained to allow students to engage and succeed at every stage of their education and to inspire them to the world we live in. Students are taught the three subjects of Geography, History and Religious Studies.  Each Key Stage 3 class receives two lessons each week in Geography and History and one lesson each week in RE.  Students are regularly assessed on their learning and receive regular feedback as to how to progress. Students are encouraged to reflect on their learning and make improvements to their work.

Each lesson in Humanities starts with a quiz on previous learning; this is to improve student knowledge retention. As a faculty we have designed knowledge organisers which outline the exact knowledge students are required to learn and remember. All of the current knowledge organisers can be found on the knowledge organisers section of the school website, under the “Home Study” section. I would encourage you to read through these and assist your child with their weekly quizzing home study whenever possible.

Key Stage 3

Geography

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

1

Geographical Skills

Why is the earth unstable?

What are weather and climate?

2

What is development?

3

What is happening to the world’s coasts?

What is happening to the earth’s climate?

4

What are rivers and what impact do they have on our lives?

What issues do we face with the world’s population?

5

What is an NIC?

6

What is the world of work?

What are the challenges of urban living?

 History

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

1

How did the Normans conquer and control England?

How did the power of Parliament change in the 17th century?

What was the turning point of World War Two?

2

What importance did religion have in the Middle Ages?

What was the key factor in the abolition of the slave trade?

3

Why did medieval kings face so many challenges?

Why did the Holocaust happen?

4

How did the Industrial Revolution change England?

5

What caused the Reformation in Europe and England?

Why did the world go to war in 1914?

What was the significance of the Cold War?

6

 Religious Education

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

1

What does it mean to be a Christian?

Does religion help people to be good?

Is religion a power of peace or a cause of conflict in the world today?

2

3

What does it mean to be a Muslim?

What is the real meaning of Easter?

Do we need to prove God’s existence?

4

5

What does it mean to be a Buddhist?

Should religious buildings be sold to feed the poor?

Why is there suffering? Are there any good solutions?

6

               

 

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