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Humanities – Geography and History

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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

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 – 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: Mrs J Blake.



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

Medieval Realms

Why did people risk their lives in constant fighting?
How horrible was it to live in the Middle Ages?
Could a king do whatever he liked?

Islamic Civilisations

What have the Arabs done for us?

Year 8

Immigration to the UK

Family History – Who do you think you are?
The British Empire

The Making of the UK

Why did Henry V111 change England’s religion?
How did the power of the king weaken over time?
Oliver Cromwell: Hero or Villain?

The French Revolution

Why did people kill to change their government?
How far was Napoleon just like a king?

Slavery and Empire

What was the slave trade?
Why was slavery abolished?

Year 9

Twentieth Century World

Why do we remember the First World War?
Why did dictators come to power after World War One?
How was World War Two a turning point?
What was the Cold War?


Key Stage 4

GCSE OCR History B Modern World

Paper 1

Aspects of International Relations
A New World? 1948-2005
USA Land of Freedom? 1948-1975

Paper 2

British Depth Study How did British society change 1890-1918?

Controlled Assessment on The Role of the Individual in History – Nelson Mandela


Key Stage 5

A Level OCR History A

AS Level

Germany 1919-1963
England in a New Century 1900-1924


Interpretations and Investigations –The causes of World War Two
The Development of Democracy 1868-1997