Humanities

GEOGRAPHY

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 we cover a diverse range of human and physical topics, including coasts, the geography of fashion festivals, tectonics and personal geographies. Field trips include local studies, a visit to the coast and to a National Park.

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 students study the AQA A syllabus for GCSE and field trips include visits to Bath and to Lulworth Cove.

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 we follow the Wiltshire agreed syllabus which introduces students to the six major religions of the world.

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 two units are studied, allowing students to examine many issues relating to religion, life issues and morality:  the relationship between religion and its views on animal rights, planet Earth, prejudice, abortion and early life, war and peace, young people, religious attitudes toward matters of life (medical ethics), the elderly and death, drug abuse, crime and punishment, wealth and poverty in the UK and the world.

All of these issues are taught in an environment that allows students to test out their views and feelings through reflection, discussion and debate.

For syllabus and examination details, please follow this link:
AQA website

 

HISTORY

Key Stage 3

In KS3, students cover a wide range of topics including the Norman Conquest, the Tudors, the Crusades the English Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, World War One and Nazi Germany. We aim to give an overview of past lives and events, and students investigate the past through a series of topics and activities that develop key historical skills. These include: source analysis, presenting their own argument and considering other points of view.

Key Stage 4 

In KS4 students follow the Edexcel 9-1 History course, which enables them to study a variety of topics and eras whilst also developing their skills in all aspects of historical study. Students will complete an overview study of medicine from the Middle Ages to the present day, alongside studying the specifics of the medicine and surgery on the Western Front during World War One. Students will then study Early Elizabethan England (looking at the reign of Elizabeth I) and British America (studying Britain’s 13 colonies in North America). They will finish the course with a modern depth study of Weimar and Nazi Germany.

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