Humanities' subjects provide the key for unlocking the world’s mysteries. Learning from our past, predicting our future and understanding the purpose of people and our relationships are fundamental to a purposeful and successful existence. Through studying the three Humanities subjects of Geography, History and Philosophy and Ethics we will consider the cultural, economic, environmental, historical, moral, political and social factors of life and how they affect the world we live in. Humanities prepares us for jobs such as the armed forces, the police, geology, archaeology, teaching, law, the environmental sector, aviation, cultural jobs, journalism and many, many more. So join us on a journey of discovery, study Humanities today.
Head of Subject:
KS4 Course Title
KS4 Exam Board and Course Number
Coursework and Exam Percentages
History- CW- 25% Exam 75%
Geography - CW-25% Exam 75%
Philosophy and Applied Ethics Exam 100%
KS4 Course Details:
Paper 1- Nazi Germany and Europe before 1939
Unit 1- The physical world & The global world (6 core topics)
Philosophy and Applied Ethics –
Unit 1: Deity, End of life
Unit 2: Good and evil, Religion and science
Unit 3: Relationships, Medical Ethics
Unit 4: Peace and justice, religion and equality
KS4 Number of lessons per week:
Geography and History 2 lessons per week
Philosophy and Applied Ethics1 lesson per week
Year 7 Course Details:
Geography: UK Geographies, Map Skills, Energy, Weather
History: What is History, The Romans, The Norman Invasion, The Black Death, The power of the King.
Philosophy and ethics: What is God, what makes a believer, where does the universe come from, relationships and marriage?
Year 8 Course Details:
Geography: Rivers, Climate Change, Upland Geographies, Fragile Environments
History: Slavery and Abolition, Industrial revolution and Empire, WW1+Medicines that changed the world
Philosophy and Ethics: How do Muslims show commitment to their identity, Jesus-was he a trouble maker, is there power in peace, good and evil
Year 9 Course Details:
Geography: Fieldwork and fieldwork skills, Ecosystems, Population Change, Exploring mapping and navigation
History: WW11 (Holocaust, East and Western Fronts), Thematic study of surgery, Introduction to America (Independence and the Bill of Rights, Russia 1917-1953).
Philosophy and Ethics: Relationships, The existence of God and Ultimate reality, How do Christians show commitment to their identity, Prevent – multiculturalism and diversity
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