Humanities Course Outline
Key Stage 3 courses
In year 7 students follow a competency based curriculum called ‘The Bemrose Way’ which incorporates skills from English and the Humanities subjects. This curriculum focuses on ‘Learning to Learn’and promotes independent learning and thinking skills. The English and Humanities departments work together to plan and teach in a collaborative manner. Our ground-breaking and innovative work has proven to have a positive effect upon student learning and our Bemrose Way team has been asked to spread good practice to schools throughout Europe.
In years 8 and 9 we deliver a modular humanities curriculum.
Key Stage 4 courses
ALL STUDENTS STUDY GCSE RE (Christianity and Islam)
GCSE Ancient History
- Unit 1: The Greeks at War
- Unit 2: The Rise of Rome
- Unit 3: Women in Ancient PoliticsUnit 4: Controlled Assessment
Students will complete an in- depth study about Nazi Germany and a development study about ‘Medicine Through Time’ which also focuses on surgery. These units will be taught through skills based investigations in the classroom and will be externally examined.
Students complete 3 examined units:
- Medicine and Treatment–
- The Transformation of Surgery –
- Life in Nazi Germany –
- In addition, students will complete a piece of coursework in controlled conditions which focuses on the troubles in Northern Ireland. The coursework assesses students’ ability to carry out a historical enquiry and tests their understanding and analysis of a representation in a historical context. Coursework is set by the exam board.
The Specification consists of three themes.
- Theme 1: Challenges of Living in a built environment.
- Theme 2: People and the Natural World Interactions.
- Theme 3: People Work and Development.
The specification has been amended to reflect the changing world in which we live. Climate Change and sustainability are now key issues in our lives and will feature within the programme of study.
Fieldwork is an important aspect of geography and it is important to understand how to collect data about our planet and to analyse and evaluate it to decide the action to be taken.
Our world is changing and this course looks at a wide range of issues on a variety of scales, from local and regional to international and global.
Students will study the following modules:
- What is Sociology?
- The family
- Social differentiation—Social Class, Gender, Race, Poverty
- Social Control and Crime Deviance
- Power and Politics
Students will be taught through a wide variety of methods including lots of opportunities to undertake personal research.
BTEC Health and Social Care is currently under review and the structure is likely to change slightly in September 2012. However, the content of the course is likely to remain similar.
Currently students complete either 3 or 6 units from those listed below:
- Communication in Health and Social Care
- Individual Rights Within the Health and Social Care
- Individual Needs in the Health and Social Care Sectors
- Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care
- Vocational Experience in a Health or Social Care Setting
- Cultural Diversity in Health and Social Care
- Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care
- Human Lifespan Development
- Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health and Social Care
- Health and Social Care Services
- The Impact of Diet on Health