Geography should engage students and spark interest about the world around them. We aim to provoke and provide answers to questions about the human and natural environment. Students are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their own ‘Place within the World’. Through lessons and extra-curricular opportunities, we aim to develop knowledge and build confidence in skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. We also strive to promote resilience and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by discussing current issues related to our curriculum.
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History should empower students to become curious, to develop their own opinions based on a respect for evidence, and to build a deeper understanding of the present by engaging with and questioning the past. At the heart of the History course is the desire to facilitate students’ ability to focus on historical enquiry, engage with a wide range of written and visual interpretations through an evaluation of sources, understand social and cultural diversity and develop the ability to reach substantiated judgements based on a considered assessment of different arguments.
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In KS3 all students will be taught three lessons of Geography and three lessons of History over the course of a fortnight. As students move into KS4 they will all then choose to study a GCSE in either Geography or History. In Year 10 and Year 11 students will have five lessons a fortnight.
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