Humanities

YEAR 6

Geography

Where we live – A study of the local area around Castle Donington and a comparison with the town of Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales.

Out into the World – Looking at the world map and a study of Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.

 

History

Medieval Realms – Looking at the Norman Conquest, Castles the murder of Thomas Becket and the Magna Carta.

Medieval Life – Continuing from the first unit, pupils study village and town life in the Middle Ages, the Black Death, Peasant’s Revolt and the War of the Roses.

 

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Stories – A study of the stories in the Old Testament and Judaism.

Leaders – A comparative study of leaders in Christianity and Buddhism and religious buildings.

 

YEAR 7 

Geography

Water – Pupils learn about the water cycle and the features of a river. They then look at the causes and prevention of flooding.

Places and Maps – Looking at location factors and the skills used when reading an Ordnance Survey map.

 

History

Making of the UK – Looking at the Tudor and Stuart monarchs and some of the events of the their reign. Includes a study of the Civil War.

Britain 1750-1900 – A study of the Industrial Revolution and Empire including a depth study on the Slave Trade and lessons on the Seven Years War and American War of Independence.

 

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Journeys – Considering the concept of a religious and spiritual journey by looking at religious lives and pilgrimages.

Messages – The comparative study of religious holy books and Sikhism.

 

YEAR 8

Geography

Employment – A study of the sectors of industry including case studies in each sector – Farming, Manufacturing and the Tourist Industry.

Population – Looking at population statistics and patterns of migration. Pupils also look at the world map and learn about the use of latitude and longitude.

 

History

Britain 1750-1900 – A study of the Industrial Revolution and Empire including a depth study on the Slave Trade and lessons on the Seven Years War and American War of Independence.

The Edwardians – A study of the years 1901-1918 including Liberal Reform, Suffragettes, Ireland and the causes and course of the First World War.

 

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Festivals – After studying Autumn Festivals, pupils complete a comparative study of Christian and Jewish festivals.

Mysteries – Pupils investigate the mysteries of life and the world’s oldest major religion, Hinduism.

 

YEAR 9

Geography

Developing World – Pupils look at the concept of Development and apply their ideas in the study of Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.

Developed World – The study of Japan as an example of a Developed country.

 

History

20th Century World – A study of the major events of the 20th Century including the First World War, the rise of Nazi Germany, the Second World War and the Cold War.

Human Rights; Human Wrongs – Looking at the development of human rights from the Slave Trade through to Apartheid. Includes the study of Women’s Suffrage, the Holocaust and the Civil Rights movement.

 

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GCSE Life and Religion – Pupils have the opportunity to study a GCSE RS unit comparing Christian and Muslim views on a range of issues from Creation to Community Cohesion.