Faith and Humanitites

In Years 7 and 8 students follow different topics in History, Geography and Religious Studies. There are two six week topics in each of the three subjects. Topics include Medieval England, Disasters of the Earth and Religious Heroes. Homework is mainly project based and rewarded using our whole school system.

In Years 9-11 subjects become more discreet. Students are given the option to follow GCSE History, and/or Geography, and all students follow a GCSE Religious Studies course:

 

Religious Studies

You will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of religion by exploring the significance and impact of beliefs, practices, ways of life and expressing meaning. You will also get the chance to express your personal responses on fundamental questions and issues about relationships and family, the existence of god, religion and human rights, religion and crime, religion and life.

Enrichment opportunities:

You will have the opportunity to visit places of worship. There are also opportunities to attend university conferences based on the topic you will be working on. In addition to this, you will also have the opportunity to discuss with guest speakers who will enhance your knowledge and thinking.

Future opportunities:

GCSE Religious Studies is a qualification which shows employers that you are able to understand the beliefs and opinions of others and understand the complex ethical and moral issues of the world around you. RE is sought by many employers in areas such as:

  • Nursing, medicine and caring professions
  • Health, social and youth work
  • Policing and community work
  • Education
  • Advertising and media

 

Geography

This popular course offers:

  • engaging and topical content
  • a stimulating blend of traditional and contemporary Geography to suit students of all abilities
  • the study of physical and human Geography in discrete, self-contained topic areas
  • a focus on physical processes and factors that produce diverse and dynamic landscapes over time.

Topics:

  • Natural Hazards
  • The Changing Economic World
  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Physical Landscapes in the UK
  • Living World
  • The Challenge of Resource Management
  • Fieldwork
  • Issue Evaluation

Enrichment opportunities:

All students will go on a fieldwork trips to study tourism and coastal landform at a seaside resort.

Future opportunities:

With the transferrable skills Geography develops, the list is endless, but here are just a FEW ideas of geography related careers:

  • Environment Agency
  • Town and Country Planning
  • Tourism Industry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Economics
  • Refugee Advisor
  • Teaching
  • Risk Assessor

 

History

Studying History is an opportunity for students to develop their understanding of the world. Students will follow the AQA History course. They must be very dedicated as there is a large amount of written work and reading. Students will develop their understanding of how to use sources of information and how to build reasoned judgements that are supported by evidence. Here is an example of topics covered: 

  • America 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality.
  • Britain: Health and the People c1000- present day.
  • Conflict and Tension in Asia 1950-1975.
  • Elizabethan England c1568-1603.

Future opportunities:

GCSE History is a well-respected qualification by sixth form colleges and universities. It is useful for a whole range of careers including:

  • Teaching
  • Journalism/Media
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Medicine