Humaties

Geography & Social Studies Handbook 2016-2017

Key stage 3

At Key Stage 3, all students have one hour long lesson a week for each subject taught within the Department – Citizenship, Geography, History and Religious Studies.

Within each subject, and within each year, students cover 5 modules of work (See KS3 & KS4 Overview). Each module of work consists of approximately 7 lessons and will also include at least one assessment opportunity, where students are assessed against National Curriculum levels.

Below is an outline of the modules covered in each subject, in each year.

Key Stage 4

At KS4 students have the opportunity to study Geography and History to GCSE. The school is currently moving away from teaching GCSE options in one year to the more conventional 2 year course. As a result:

Students in Year 10 who are studying GCSE Geography and/or History have 5 lessons a fortnight, with the aim of completing the course in 2 years.

Students in Year 11 who are studying GCSE Geography and/or History have 5 lessons a fortnight, with the aim of completing the course in 1 year.


Key Stage 3 Citizenship

1 2 3 4 5
Year 7 Human & Animal Rights Safety Charities Prejudice & Stereotypes Healthy Living
Year 8 Street Children, Refugees & I.D.P’s Justice and the rule of Law Discrimination UK Society Media
Year 9 Democracy and Voting Addiction Terrorism Jobs & Money Management Sex & Relationships

Key Stage 3 Geography

1 2 3 4 5
Year 7 Where in the World? - Antarctica Geography of the UK – Mapping Skills Ecosystems Africa The Settlement of Hereford
Year 8 Rivers & Flooding Italy & The EU Weather & Climate China Local School Study
Year 9 Glaciation Tourism Volcanoes Earthquakes Is Trade Fair?

Key Stage 3 Religious Studies

1 2 3 4 5
Year 7 Introduction to RS Who Am I? World Religions Buddhism Who Created the Universe?
Year 8 Ecumenical Churches Islam Global Issues What Belief means to me Spirituality
Year 9 A Life for a Life? Is it ever right to fight? The Problem of Evil Discrimination – Martin Luther King & Gandhi Do animals have rights? / Rights & Responsibilities