A combined Humanites course is studied by some groups at KS4 in place of discreet GCSE courses in History and Geography. The study of Humanities supports students to develop a sense of place, both locally and globally as well as an understanding of the physical and human processes which shape our world.
Through study, students gain an awareness of historical and environmental issues and develop an empathy towards other countries and cultures.
Students study a range of units from the WJEC Entry Pathways syllabus obtaining credits to achieve an Award (8 or more credits), a Certificate (13 or more credits) or a Diploma (37 or more credits). Topics are chosen from both History and Geography to ensure that students get a broad curriculum in Key Stage 4. Students are also completing units for this course in their Religious Studies lessons and credits can be combined to ensure they achieve the highest certification possible.
All work is internally assessed throughout the two years with no external exams, and takes a wide range of forms such as posters, presentations, group work and written reports.
Course Programme Year 10
Autumn – Environmental Awareness, Working as Part of a group – 2 x 2 credits
Spring – A British Society in the past (1960s) – 4 credits
Summer – Sustainable Tourism – 3 credits
Autumn – The Changing Population of the UK – 3 credits
Spring – A non-British Society in the past (Nazi Germany) – 4 credits
Summer – Community Action – 2 credits
Course Programme Year 11
Autumn – A non-British Society in the past (Nazi Germany) – 4 credits
Spring – Environmental Awareness – 2 credits
Summer – A British Society in the past (1960s) – 4 credits
Autumn – The Changing Population of the UK – 4 credits
Spring – Sustainable Tourism – 3 credits
Summer – Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis – 4 credits, Community Action – 2 credits
Autumn – Child Poverty and Exploitation – 2 credits
Spring – The ethics of food production and the consumer – 3 credits, Choices and Decisions – 1 credit
Summer – Portfolio Building