Humanities

Geography

The Geography curriculum starts in Year 7 with an in-depth study of the earth - its structure, atmosphere and landscapes. Moving from this, pupils then start to learn about how people interact with the world. 

Over time, the curriculum then develops key themes in both physical and human geography - natural hazards, rivers, coasts, ecosystems, population, migration, development and sustainability.

Pupils are taught case studies and in-depth country studies to wider their understanding of geographical concepts. By the time they sit the Edexcel GCSE Geography qualification in Year 11, pupils will have visited each key concept at least three times, each time spiralling through the content to deepen their knowledge and understanding.

Year 7

Autumn 1 Planet Earth
Autumn 2 Physical Landscapes
Spring 1 Weather and Climate
Spring 2 Ecosystems
Summer 1 Population
Summer 2 Resources

Year 8

Autumn 1 Urban Spaces
Autumn 2 Poverty and Affluence
Spring 1 Coastal and River Management
Spring 2 Issues in Geography
Summer 1 Globalisation
Summer 2 Water Conflict

Year 9

Autumn 1

Physical Dimension

Part 1 - Hazards

Autumn 2

Physical Dimension

Part 2 – Physical Landscapes
Spring 1

Human Dimension

UK City
Spring 2 Geographical Applications
Summer 1 Physical and Human Geography - UK
Summer 2 An emerging country – India

Year 10

Autumn 1 Topic 1 – Hazardous Earth
Autumn 2 Topic 2 – Development Dynamics
Spring 1 Topic 3 – Urbanising World
Spring 2 Topic 4 - Coasts

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic 4 – Physical Landscapes and Rivers

Topic 6 – Fieldwork Investigations x 2

Year 11

Autumn 1 Topic 5 – Human Landscapes
Autumn 2

Topic 7 – Biosphere

Topic 8 - Forests
Spring 1 Topic 9 – Consuming Energy Resources

Spring 2

Summer 1

Exam Preparation
Summer 2  

History

The History curriculum seeks to provide pupils with the ability to take part in important and interesting conversations about British history, and about how British history has impacted on and been impacted on by the wider world.  

In Years 7 to 9, the curriculum is sequenced chronologically so that pupils can understand the sweep and scale of historical study and understand both the causation and consequences of key historical events from before the Battle of Hastings up to World War Two and beyond. 

From Year 10 onwards, pupils study towards the Edexcel GCSE History qualification, covering British medicine since 1250, the American west, Henry VIII and his ministers and Germany between 1933 and 1939.

Year 7

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Who controlled England before 1066?
Spring 1 How did the Normans take and secure power?
Spring 2 Why was the English Church so powerful in the medieval period?
Summer 1 Did King’s become less powerful in the medieval period?
Summer 2 How did the Tudor Monarchs change England?

Year 8

Autumn 1 Why were the monarchs more powerful at the beginning of the Stuart Period than they were at the end?
Autumn 2 Why did British economy and society change so rapidly between 1750 and 1900?
Spring 1 Why did British economy and society change so rapidly between 1750 and 1900?
Spring 2 How did changes in Britain change other parts of the world?
Summer 1

Evolution and Revolution?

How rapidly did new ideas transform Britain?

Summer 2

Why was World War One such a significant event?

Year 9

Autumn 1 Was World War Two inevitable?
Autumn 2 How did World War Two change the world?
Spring 1 How did Ancient people deal with poor health?

Spring 2

Summer 1

Medieval medicine
Summer 2 Renaissance medicine

Year 10

Autumn 1

18th and 19th Century Medicine

Modern Medicine
Autumn 2

Historic Environment: The Western Front

American West
Spring 1 American West
Spring 2

American West

Henry VIII and his Ministers

Summer 1

Summer 2

Henry VIII and his Ministers

Year 11

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939

Spring 2

Summer 1

Revision and Exam technique
Summer 2  

 Religious Education

The Religious Education curriculum addresses big questions about life, philosophy and ethics, highlighting inspirational figures of world religions so that pupils gain a breadth of knowledge and understanding in a multi-cultural and global society.

It takes a chronological approach to  the study of religion, covering early Eastern religions and Abrahamic faiths in Year 7. and continuing through Islam, Sikhism and Humanism in Year 8.

From Year 10 onwards, pupils studying towards the WJEC GCSE Religious Education qualification cover the beliefs and practices of two religions and study four ethical and philosophical themes - relationships, life and death, good and evil and human rights.

Year 7

Autumn 1 What is RE? & Big Questions
Autumn 2

Eastern religions:

Hinduism
Spring 1

Eastern religions:

Buddhism
Spring 2

Eastern religions:

Sikhism
Summer 1 Judaism
Summer 2 The life of Jesus

Year 8

Autumn 1 Sikhism
Autumn 2 Denominations
Spring 1

Religious Life: Christianity

Spring 2

Islam: Mohammed

Summer 1

Religious Life: Islam

Summer 2 Humanism

Year 9

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Good and Evil T3

Spring 1

Spring 2

Human Relationships

Summer 1

Summer 2

Christian Beliefs

Year 10

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Islam Practices

Spring 1

Spring 2

Life and Death

Summer 1

Summer 2

Christian Practices

Year 11

Autumn 1

Autumn2

Life and Death
Spring 1 Human Relationships
Spring 2 Revision
Summer 1 Revision
Summer 2