Humanities

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Welcome to the Humanities area

Head of Department – Mr B. White

Integrated Humanities helps students to understand some of the important issues facing them, whether they be local, national or global issues. The course aims to give students a sense of identity and a real understanding of the world around them through discussion and reflection on a wide variety of topics and enable young people to play an active, well-informed role in the community, and prepare them for further education and the world of work.

Staffing

Teacher of HumanitiesMs C. Batten – BA (Hons) Theology
Co-ordinator of History & HumanitiesMr B. White – BA (Hons) English Language and History
Teacher of Geography & HumanitiesMiss L. Murphy – BA (Hons) Geography and English
Teacher of Geography & HumanitiesMr D. Pearson – BA (Hons) Outdoor Education w/ Physical Education
Teacher of Religious Education & HumanitiesMr J. Taylor – BSc (Hons) Social Science
Teacher of Religious Education & HumanitiesMiss S. Egan – BA (Hons) Social Science
Teacher of HumanitiesMiss R. Grove – PGCE Sport
Teacher of GeographyMr C. Knight – BSc (Hons) Geography
Teacher of HistoryMr T. Whitehead – MA in Public History

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Culture and Beliefs (RE)Conflict and Cooperation (History)Places around the World (Geography)Global Inequality (Geography and RE)Environmental Issues (Geography and RE)Study of water (Geography and RE)
Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Slavery and Civil Rights (History)Ecosystems (Geography)Industrial Revolution (History)A Case Study of China and Israel (Geography and RE)Case Studies of Cromwell and Jesus (History and RE) Crime (Geography)

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
7Once a week examples of homework may include:
Research
Written tasks
Assessments
Revision for topic tests
United utilities speaker on ‘water’Intervention for students who are underachieving by subject staff and HOD.Any medieval castle or ruins
Atlas
Horrible Histories books and TV series
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
7Once a week examples of homework may include:
Research
Written tasks
Assessments
Revision for topic tests
History and French tripIntervention for students who are underachieving by subject staff and HOD.Quarry Bank mill
Slavery museum Liverpool
Atlas
Ordsall hall
Horrible Histories books and TV series