The Humanities Department at Winterton Community Academy aims for all pupils from Year 7 through to Year 11 to be able to acquire new knowledge to a secure standard, whilst improving life skills, which can be applied to all lessons and life beyond school.

During KS3 students’ will have two lessons per week of either Geography and History.  During this vital transition between KS2 and KS4 students’ will be taught a wide range of key concepts and themes.  The aim of KS3 is to secure students’ breadth of knowledge and love of subjects.  The units studied in these years gives students’ a stepping-stone approach if they choose to carry on with Geography or History at KS4.  The units are in-line with GCSE specifications and allows students to build confidence as they progress.  In History, students are taught about a range of ages at a local, national and international scale.  Whilst in Geography students are taught and equal amount of Human and Physical topics.  Throughout both curriculums, students are gaining vital transferrable skills, which will aid them in KS4.

With regard to Religious Education we want to challenge students’ perceptions of the world and allow them to develop and express their own beliefs.  Religious Education is threaded throughout the Geography and History lessons, and it has been carefully mapped against the Local Agreed Syllabus.  Embedding Religious Education in to Geography and History will allow students to apply the knowledge they have learnt to real places and people, with the aim to bring the knowledge to life.  The fundamental objective of Religious Education is not to force religion on to non-religious people and to make religious students’ doubt their faith, but to simply allow them to openly and safely express their beliefs and to challenge students to reflect on why they hold their beliefs.  The intent of Religious Education is to allow students to take ownership of their own beliefs and views in life, whilst respecting and promoting equality and the diversity of all others around them.

When students move in to KS4 we aim to secure a deeper understanding within Geography and History.  Students will be challenged to demonstrate in-depth levels of understanding through engaging activities.  We push students to become independent learners where they begin to take charge of their own success.  Our learning model is to allow students of all abilities to access the learning, without compromising their academic abilities.  Our intent is not to force grades from students but to learn about the key issues which have shaped and are still shaping the world we live in so our students are able to have a wider, deeper level of knowledge about the country and world they live in ready for the next stage in their academic or working life.

Geography Department Curriculum Overview

 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Half Term

1

Tectonics

Cosmology

 

Mardy Middle East

 

Urban Features

 

Tectonics

 

Fieldwork

 

Half Term

2

UK 21st Century

Stewardship

 

Judaism

 

Urban Features

 

Development

 

Climatic Hazards

 

DME’s

 

Half Term

3

India: Urban and Development

Climatic Hazards

Climate change

Stewardship

 

Development

 

Climate change

 

Revision

 

Half Term

4

India: Hinduism

 

Rivers and Coasts

 

 

 

21st Century UK

 

Ecosystems

 

Revision

 

Half Term

5

Resource Reliance

 

Ecosystems

 

21st Century UK and

Resource Reliance

 

Rivers

 

Revision

 

Half Term

6

Geographical Skills

Religious holy buildings

 

Field work and DME

Study of local

Resource Reliance 

 

Coasts and Fieldwork

 

 

 

 

History Department Curriculum Overview

 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Half Term

1

Introduction to History

Invaders

 

Victoria and 20thC

 

Health and the People

 

Conflict and Tension

 

Health and the People

 

Half Term

2

Medieval Society

 

Christian views on

Heaven and Hell

 

WW1

 

Health and the People

 

Conflict and Tension

 

Elizabethan England

 

Half Term

3

Tudors

 

Reformation

 

Rise of Hitler and Nazis

 

Health and the People

 

Conflict and Tension

 

Tension and Conflict

 

Half Term

4

English Civil War

 

WW2

 

Holocaust

 

Health and the People

 

Germany

 

Germany

 

Half Term

5

Industrial Revolution

 

America

 

Elizabethan England

 

Germany

 

 

 

Half Term

6

Pirates and Privateers

 

21st Century

 

Elizabethan England

 

 

Germany

 

 

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