Geography and history are alternated on a half-termly basis in KS2 and KS3. In KS4 the Entry Level Geography qualification is focussed on, where possible humanities learning fits with termly topics enabling the subject to be taught beyond the designated sessions.
Lessons are personalised, often take place outside, sometimes off-site and where possible are hands-on. Literacy is embedded in the Humanities curriculum where possible.
The core skills are broken down and chosen with our pupil’s requirements and ambitions taken into account.
Pupils will collaboratively problem solve, sharing their skills and gaining experience as they work as part of a team. Pupils will develop the notion that some things take place over the course of weeks or months, and other over a period of years - and that patience can help achieve a greater end goal.
Pupils will study (and hopefully visit) a range of places that are familiar and unfamiliar, broadening their cultural awareness. They will find out more about these places – their past, present and future geographies as well as their history.
Pupils will learn about the relevant current affairs, gaining a wider understanding of local, national and international events and movements. Pupils will develop their understanding of the part they can play in society and how current affairs affect them.
Pupils will develop their ability to undertake independent research, develop their English skills, improve their ability to critically analyse and think for themselves whilst tolerating the views of others.
Pupils will consider the future of the planet, with climate change taught as a discrete topic as well as within topics where possible. Pupils will learn about the causes, effects and responses to climate change. Pupils will become more environmentally conscious and learn how they can lessen their own footprint on the planet.
Long Term Plans