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.

Visit our Geography blog: http://www.geogteacher.wordpress.com/

 

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 Key Stage 3 we aim to give an overview of past lives and events from The Norman Conquest to the present day.  Students investigate the past through a series of topics and activities and develop key historical skills.  Students extend their learning beyond the classroom through trips, visitors to the school and whole day activities on flexible Thursdays.

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 students follow the Edexcel History B 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 and Treatment from the Middle and Ages to the present day, an in-depth study of Nazi Germany and independent research on the Impact of War in the 20th century.

We aim to enthuse our students with a lifelong interest in history and to ensure that they have a better understanding of the present world as a result.

For more information about Key Stage 4, visit:http://stedmundshistoryteacher.wordpress.com/