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HUMANITIES

Humanities

Geography

Through Geography we aim to teach the students an awareness of their immediate and wider environment. It is a dynamic subject that is firmly grounded in the real world and focuses on the interactions between individuals, societies and the physical environment and the changes that occur. It seeks to identify trends and patterns in these interactions and examines the processes behind them. It also investigates the way that people adapt and respond to change and evaluates management strategies associated with such change. Geography describes and helps to explain the similarities and differences between spaces and places. These may be defined on a variety of scales and from a range of perspectives.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 – What is Geography? Map Skills, Weather and Climate, Tourism, Settlement

Year 8 – Rivers and Flooding, Coasts, Ecosystems, Europe and the EU, Population

Year 9 – Hazards – Tectonics, Development, Global Issues, Antarctica

Key Stage 4

Geography GCSE – AQA – Syllabus A – Rivers, Coasts, Natural Hazards, Globalisation, Population and Tourism.

Key Stage 5

Geography A Level is offered studying:

Year 12 – Rivers, Coasts, Glaciation, Urban, Rural and Tourism.

Year 13 – Geographical Skills, Hazards, Globalisation

For further information please contact: Miss Robotham.

 

History

The study of History fires curiosity and imagination in our learners. Engaging with the past helps us to understand the present. It helps learners to develop their own sense of identity through the study of family, national and international History. Students learn to analyse and evaluate evidence. They develop strong arguments and appreciate points of view. History prepares our learners for the world of work in many ways.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Why did people risk their lives in constant fighting in the Middle Ages?

How horrible was it to live in the Middle Ages?

Could a Medieval King or Queen do what they liked?

Year 8

How has Britain changed over time?

How did industry, empire and slavery change the world?

How did power pass to the people?

Year 9

Why were there so many conflicts in the twentieth century?

What have we learned from the Holocaust?

How did people’s lives change in the Twentieth Century?

 

Key Stage 4

OCR GCSE History B Modern World:

Paper 1 – Aspects of International Relations and the USA, Land of Freedom? 1948-75

Paper 2 – How was British Society changed, 1890-1918?

Controlled Assessment

Key Stage 5

OCR History A:

We look at the theme of people and power in different historical contexts, which includes:

A topic based essay

Britain 1900-1951

Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany, 1919-63

Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors 1485–1603

 

For further information please contact: Mr Davies.

Information and resources can also be found at: www.kinetonhumanities.org.uk