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Beliefs and Cultures

 

Draws upon the knowledge and skills associated with history, citizenship, religious education philosophy, ethics, and the social sciences in developing an understanding of contemporary issues

Programme of Study

History

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Year 7

Year 8

Years 9 - 11

 

  • The Medieval World 1050-1450: Power and Politics
  • The Medieval World 1050-1450: Living and Dying
  • The Tudor World 1450-1603

 

  • Britain and Europe: 1600-1750
  • Britain and the World: 1750-1900
  • The Slave Trade

  • Conflict in the Modern World
  • Women – Separate Spheres
  • Inter-war Europe
  • World War Two
  • British depth study: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88
  • Thematic study: Medicine in Britain, c1250-present
  • Historic Environments: The British Sector of the Western Front1914-18: injuries, treatment and the trenches
  • Period study: The American West, c1835-c1895
  • Modern depth study: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39

Key Stage 5 History

Year 12

Year 13

 

Challenges to Rights and Freedoms

  • Unit 1: Chasing the American Dream, USA 1917-96
  • Unit 2: India 1900-47

 

  • Unit 3: The British Experience of Warfare, 1790-1918
  • Unit 4: Coursework

 

Year 7 and 8 Social Studies – Programme of Study

 

Year 7 Social Studies

Year 8 Social Studies

September  - February

Rights and Responsibilities

  • What is a Community?
  • Being a good citizen
  • Stereotyping
  • Human Rights
  • Rights & Responsibilities
  • Rights denied

Culture, Migration & Conflict

  • Britishness
  • British Culture
  • Global Cultures
  • Types of migration
  • Push and pull factors
  • Migration based conflict
  • Example conflicts

 

February - July

Laws, Crime & Punishment

  • Why do we need laws?
  • Differences between civil and criminal law
  • Civil law decision making
  • Meaning of Justice
  • Crimes and consequences
  • What happens in court?
  • Sentencing
  • Death penalty debate

 

Power & Politics

  • How does politics affect me?
  • Local politics
  • National politics
  • Political parties
  • Voting
  • Making laws
  • Getting elected
  • Pressure groups

 

GCSE Sociology – Programme of Study

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

 

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Family and Households
  • Education
  • Research Methods

 

 

  • Crime & Deviance
  • Mass Media
  • Power & Politics

 

Revision & consolidation of:

  • Studying Society
  • Families & Households
  • Education
  • Crime & Deviance
  • Mass Media
  • Power & Politics

 

 

Philosophy & Ethics – Programme of Study

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

 

  • Beliefs and Concepts
  • Buddhism
  • Religion and the Environment

 

  • Buddhism
  • Religion and the Media
  • Religion and Justice

 

  • Religion and Conflict
  • Religious Expression

 

  • Religion and the World
  • Religion and Medical Ethics
  • Religious Philosophy

 

  • Religion and Conflict
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Religious Expression
  • Authority – Religion and the State

 

 

Key Stage 5 Psychology – Programme of Study

Year 12

Year 13

 

  • What is Psychology?
  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology (including biopsychology)
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods

 

 

  • All of Year 12 content
  • Issues and Debates
  • Relationships
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Aggression