The Humanities Faculty

Teaching and Learning Director
Mrs R Tarran

The Humanities Faculty comprises three subjects at Key Stage 3: Geography, History and Religious Studies and four subjects at Key Stage 4: Geography, History, Religious Studies and Business Studies.

In Key Stage 3, all students will Geography, History and Religious Studies lessons in mixed ability classes. Assessments are set termly to track and monitor the progress of students in each subject. Homework is set fortnightly and resources are uploaded to TEAMS to enable students to support their learning at home.

In Year 9, students choose their options for GCSE and can pick Geography, History, Religious Studies or Business Studies – History and Geography form part of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

At Key Stage 4, students receive more time in their options subjects and are usually taught in mixed ability classes although this can alter depending on the number of students who have opted for the subject. Homework is set on a weekly basis and assessments occur regularly throughout each half term in the form of knowledge tests and/or exam questions.

Geography

In Geography GCSE, students are following the Eduqas B specification. This is made up of 3 themes. Theme 1: Changing Places – Changing Economies, Theme 2: Changing Environments, Theme 3: Environmental Challenges. There are 3 examinations at the end of the course. Component 1 – Investigation Geographical Issues, 1hour 45 minutes, 40% of qualification, Component 2 – Problem Solving Geography, 1 hour 30 minutes, 30% of the qualification. Component 3 – Applied Fieldwork Geography, 30% of qualification.

 

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7

Geographical skills

Weather and climate

 

Physical geography – atmospherical processes Physical geography – The Restless Earth
Year 8

Physical Geography and Human Geography – Natural disasters and their impacts

 

Place knowledge and human geography – Coasts Place knowledge and human geography – Brazil and South America
Year 9

Human geography – what is Development? Child soldiers

Water crisis

Child labour

 

Human geography – Development – India, China and Fair Trade

Human geography – Development – Migration – causes and effects

Ageing population

Year 10 Eduqas Spec B – Theme 2 – Changing environments Eduqas Spec B – Theme 3 – Environmental challenges

Eduqas Spec B – Theme 3 – Environmental challenges

Field work study

 

Year 11

Field work study

Eduqas Spec B- Theme 1 – Changing Places, Changing Economies

 

Problem solving paper practice and exam technique

 

Revision x

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History

In History, students are following the edexcel specification – code 1HI0. They study four exam units. The exam units are Crime and Punishment in Britain c. 1000A.D. – present day (1HI0/10), Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91 (1HI0/27), Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588 (1HI0/B4) and Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39 (1HI0/31).

 

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7 Migration to Britain over time

Migration to Britain over time

 

Medieval Realms

Medieval Realms

 

The Tudors

The Tudors

 

Year 8 The Stuarts and Hanovers

The Stuarts and Hanovers

 

Industrial Britain and Empire

Industrial Britain and Empire

 

A local history study – Rochdale Power to the People
Year 9

Jack the Ripper (2020-2021 only)

The First and Second World Wars (2021 onwards)

Jack the Ripper (2020-2021 only)

The First and Second World Wars (2021 onwards)

 

The Holocaust The Holocaust USA in the 20th century

USA in the 20th century

 

Year 10 GCSE – Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588

GCSE – Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588

 

GCSE – Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39

GCSE – Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39

 

GCSE – Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39

 

GCSE – Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-1991
Year 11

GCSE – Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-1991

 

GCSE – Crime and Punishment in Britain c1000 – present day

GCSE – Crime and Punishment in Britain c1000 – present day

 

GCSE – historic environment – Whitechapel c1870-c1900 Revision x

 

 

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Religious Studies

In Religious Studies, students are following the AQA specification A Beliefs and Teachings and four Themes. Students study Christian and Muslim views looking at beliefs, teachings and practices within these religions. The themes covered are Theme B Religion and life, Theme D Religion, peace & conflict, Theme E Religion, crime & punishment and Theme F Religion, human rights and social justice. . Each unit is worth 50% of the final mark and are exam based. There is no Controlled Assessment in Religious Studies.

Year Autumn 1 & 2 Spring 1 & 2 Summer 1 & 2
7 Identity and Belonging

  • Creating a positive vision of an intercultural world. Students will develop critical thinking skills. Focus will be on Rochdale and Greater Manchester.
  • Introduction into the major 6 world religions. Ensuring a safe place for discussions and ensuring myths dispelled.
  • Suits demographics of our students that Islam and Christianity are the major two religions focused on as well as Humanist and atheist views.

Immigration into Greater Manchester and Rochdale as great places to live and be proud of.

People and places of importance

  • Helping young people to come to terms with differences like international divides, sexuality, disability, gender and faith. Build a wider acceptance of plurality. Creating a positive vision of an intercultural world.
  • Look at where in the world people go on pilgrimage and why.
  • Consider the benefits of completing a pilgrimage. Consider if there are any benefits as a tourist to visiting such sites as an atheist or agnostic.

Looking at influential people who have changed history through their religious view or religious experiences.

Origins of life

  • Helping young people to come to terms with differences within religious beliefs and cultures. Creating a positive vision of an intercultural world.
  • Students will be looking at whether Science and Religious Views can co-exist and help to answer ultimate questions about life and our existence.
8

Does God exist?

• Does God exist and should religion be forced upon a child? What about their views? Is Believing in God beneficial?
• Explore different causes and types of suffering; emotional, physical, existential. Consider how suffering differs around the world, e.g. compare relative poverty to absolute poverty. (Consider the phrase ‘First world problems’.
• Explore philosophical approaches how can a good God allow such suffering?

Crime and Punishment

• Enquire into religious rules. Compare religious moral rules with non-religious principles. Consider humanity from a Christian perspective of being ‘fallen’.
• Is it ever acceptable to take a life?
• What about the rules and laws set in society? How can they work in harmony with such a diverse society as the UK when laws might clash with someone’s religious views?

Extremism and Terrorism

• Express well informed insights into the nature of peace; active non-violence or passive absence of war?
• Respond thoughtfully to religious and non-religious sources of moral guidance.
• Weigh up the value of religion in benefiting individuals and society.

9 (Core) Medical Ethics?
• Explore philosophical approaches, religious and legalities on issues like abortion, euthanasia, animal rights, genetic engineering.
• Allow students to think about their own views and their own moral compasses without being swayed by peer pressure or the media.

Religion and the Media

• Looking at how a wide variety of media uses propaganda around the world to change views and opinions.
• Allow students to think for themselves.
• Give students a chance to look at the bigger picture of the world and do their own research before giving an opinion.

Relationships, family and gender politics

• Allow students to think for themselves.
• Give students a chance to look to do their own research before giving an opinion.
• Look at history, family law and gender politics in the UK and views from around the world.

Year 10 and 11 core Religious Studies is taught and delivered through PHSE by form tutors.

Topics covered in year 10 include global issues, community cohesion and rights and responsibilities.

GCSE Religious Studies

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9 Alternative Religions
(Bridging unit)
Religious Expression
(Bridging unit)
Christianity
(Beliefs and Teachings)
Christianity (Practices) Religion, Peace and Conflict Religion, Peace and Conflict
10 Human Rights and Social Justice Human Rights and Social Justice Islam (Beliefs and Teachings) Islam (Practices) Religion, Crime and Punishment Religion, Crime and Punishment
11 Religion and Life Religion and Life Revision Revision

Core Religious Studies is taught on a fortnightly basis throughout Key Stage 4. Students are not currently externally assessed in this.

 

Business Studies

Year 10 Business long-term plan

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Enterprise & entrepreneurship Spotting a business opportunity Putting a business idea into practice Making marketing decisions Making the business effective Understanding external influences on a business
Unit assessment 1.1 Unit assessment 1.2 A3 Placemat assessment 1.3 Unit assessment 2.2 Unit assessment 2.2 Unit assessment 1.5

 

Year 11 Business long-term plan

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Growing the business Putting a business idea into practice Making operational decisions Making financial decisions Making human resource decisions Revision and exam practice
Unit assessment 2.1 Unit assessment 1.3 Unit assessment 2.3 Unit assessment 2.4 Unit assessment 2.5 Past papers

History SMSC

Subject   Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4
    Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Social Autumn 1 Migration – understanding backgrounds of others, communities, individual liberty, mutual respect & tolerance Stuarts and Hanovers – rule of law, tolerance and respect of beliefs, different religious backgrounds

Jack the Ripper (2020-21) – rule of law

WWI & WWII (2021 onwards) – different backgrounds, resolve conflicts, rule of law, individual liberty

Elizabeth – British values, respect, different faiths and beliefs Cold War – mutual  respect and tolerance, rule of law
2 Migration – understanding backgrounds of others, communities, individual liberty, mutual respect & tolerance Stuarts and Hanovers – rule of law, tolerance and respect of beliefs, different religious backgrounds

Jack the Ripper (2020-21) – rule of law

WWI & WWII (2021 onwards) – different backgrounds, resolve conflicts, rule of law, individual liberty

Elizabeth – British values, respect, different faiths and beliefs Crime and Punishment – different backgrounds, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect
Spring 1 Medieval Realms –  understanding of backgrounds, rule of law, democracy (Magna Carta), respect and tolerance (religion) Industrial Britain & Empire – different backgrounds (study on India), resolve conflict, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect & tolerance (slavery) The Holocaust – different backgrounds, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance Germany – social, religious, mutual respect and tolerance Crime and Punishment – different backgrounds, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect
2 Medieval Realms –  understanding of backgrounds, rule of law, democracy (Magna Carta), respect and tolerance (religion) Industrial Britain & Empire – different backgrounds (study on India), resolve conflict, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect & tolerance (slavery) The Holocaust – different backgrounds, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance Germany – social, religious, mutual respect and tolerance Whitechapel – different backgrounds, rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance
Summer 1 The Tudors – different religious backgrounds, resolve conflict, rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance Rochdale & Protests- different backgrounds, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance, cooperation and resolve conflict USA in 20th century – different backgrounds, democracy, rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance, individual liberty (civil rights) Germany – social, religious, mutual respect and tolerance Review of all 4 units – see previous
2 The Tudors – different religious backgrounds, resolve conflict, rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance Rochdale & Protests- different backgrounds, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance, cooperation and resolve conflict USA in 20th century – different backgrounds, democracy, rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance, individual liberty (civil rights) Cold War –  respect and tolerance, rule of law x
Moral Autumn 1 Migration – right and wrong (Windrush, treatment of immigrants), consequences of actions, viewpoints of others Stuarts and Hanovers – right and wrong, consequences of actions (Gunpowder Plot, civil war, etc) , viewpoints of others (Scotland, Ireland)

Jack the Ripper  (2020-21) – consequences of behaviour and actions, legal boundaries

WWI & WWII (2021 onwards) – right and wrong, consequences of actions, moral issues – Dresden, COs

Elizabeth – right & wrong, consequences – Plots, Armada, laws Cold War – right & wrong, moral and ethical issues – nuclear war
2 Migration – right and wrong (Windrush, treatment of immigrants), consequences of actions, viewpoints of others Stuarts and Hanovers – right and wrong, consequences of actions (Gunpowder Plot, civil war, etc) , viewpoints of others (Scotland, Ireland)

Jack the Ripper  (2020-21) – consequences of behaviour and actions, legal boundaries

WWI & WWII (2021 onwards) – right and wrong, consequences of actions, moral issues – Dresden, COs

Elizabeth – right & wrong, consequences – Plots, Armada, laws Crime and Punishment – right and wrong, criminal law, moral issues
Spring 1

Medieval England – consequences of actions – Thomas Becket, Plague, Peasants’ Revolt

Right and wrong

Industrial Britain & Empire – right and wrong, consequences of actions & behaviours, viewpoints of others (children in factories, India, slavery) The Holocaust – right and wrong, consequences of behaviour and actions, moral and ethical issues e.g. bystanders lesson Germany – moral and ethical, consequences of behaviour – Hitler Crime and Punishment – right and wrong, criminal law, moral issues
2 Medieval England – consequences of actions – Thomas Becket, Plague, Peasants’ Revolt interpretations, right and wrong Industrial Britain & Empire – right and wrong, consequences of actions & behaviours, viewpoints of others (children in factories, India, slavery) The Holocaust – right and wrong, consequences of behaviour and actions, moral and ethical issues e.g. bystanders lesson Germany – moral and ethical, consequences of behaviour – Hitler Whitechapel – right and wrong, criminal law, consequences of behaviour & actions, viewpoints of others
Summer 1 The Tudors – right and wrong, consequences of behaviour & actions, viewpoints of others Rochdale & Protests – right and wrong, consequences of actions (Jack the Ripper, Pioneers, all protests) USA in 20th century – right and wrong, consequences of actions, moral issues (civil rights, McCarthyism) Germany – moral and ethical, consequences of behaviour – Hitler Review of all 4 units – see previous
2 The Tudors – right and wrong, consequences of behaviour & actions, viewpoints of others Rochdale & Protests – right and wrong, consequences of actions (Jack the Ripper, Pioneers, all protests) USA in 20th century – right and wrong, consequences of actions, moral issues (civil rights, McCarthyism) Cold War – right & wrong, moral and ethical issues – nuclear war x
Spiritual Autumn 1 Migration – knowledge & respect of other beliefs and values, world around them Stuarts & Hanovers –  knowledge & respect of other beliefs and values, world around them

Jack the Ripper  (2020-21) – beliefs and respects, fascination in learning

WWI & WWII (2021 onwards –knowledge & respect of other beliefs and values, fascination in learning, world around them

Elizabeth – religious beliefs, faiths and values Cold War – different values – capitalism v communism
2 Migration – knowledge & respect of other beliefs and values, world around them Stuarts & Hanovers –  knowledge & respect of other beliefs and values, world around them

Jack the Ripper  (2020-21) – beliefs and respects, fascination in learning

WWI & WWII (2021 onwards –knowledge & respect of other beliefs and values, fascination in learning, world around them

Elizabeth – religious beliefs, faiths and values Crime and Punishment – reflective about own beliefs, knowledge and respect for others’ feelings and values, world around them
Spring 1 Medieval Realms – different peoples’ feelings and values, world around them Industrial Britain & Empire – own beliefs,  knowledge & respect of other beliefs and values, world around them, own backgrounds/history The Holocaust –  reflective about own beliefs, knowledge and respect for others’ faiths, feelings and values, fascination in learning Germany –  religious beliefs, faiths and values Crime and Punishment – reflective about own beliefs, knowledge and respect for others’ feelings and values, world around them
2 Medieval Realms – different peoples’ feelings and values, world around them Industrial Britain & Empire – own beliefs,  knowledge & respect of other beliefs and values, world around them, own backgrounds/history The Holocaust –  reflective about own beliefs, knowledge and respect for others’ faiths, feelings and values, fascination in learning Germany –  religious beliefs, faiths and values Whitechapel –  reflective about own beliefs, knowledge and respect for others’ feelings and values, world around them
Summer 1 The Tudors – own and others’ beliefs, feelings and values, world around them Rochdale & Protests – the world around them, local history, own backgrounds and history USA in 20th century – knowledge and respect of others’ feelings and values, fascination in learning, the world around them Germany –  religious beliefs, faiths and values Review of all 4 units – see previous
2 The Tudors – own and others’ beliefs, feelings and values, world around them Rochdale & Protests – the world around them, local history, own backgrounds and history USA in 20th century – knowledge and respect of others’ feelings and values, fascination in learning, the world around them Cold War – different values – capitalism v communism x
Cultural Autumn 1 Migration – cultural influences, own heritage, different cultures in school, things in common, cultural diversity and respect for others Stuarts & Hanovers – own heritage, cultural influences,  parliamentary system (Civil war, Commonwealth etc), religious diversity

Jack the Ripper (2020-2021)– different cultures, respect and tolerance, different religions and socio-economic groups

WWI & WWII (2021 onwards) – own heritage, things in common, respect

Elizabeth – democratic system, social classes, theatre, arts, education Cold War – respect, diversity, shaping our history and values
2 Migration – cultural influences, own heritage, different cultures in school, things in common, cultural diversity and respect for others Stuarts & Hanovers – own heritage, cultural influences,  parliamentary system (Civil war, Commonwealth etc), religious diversity

Jack the Ripper (2020-2021)– different cultures, respect and tolerance, different religions and socio-economic groups

WWI & WWII (2021 onwards) – own heritage, things in common, respect

Elizabeth – democratic system, social classes, theatre, arts, education Crime and Punishment – own heritage, democratic, parliamentary system, diversity
Spring 1 Medieval Realms – own heritage, democratic system (Magna Carta), cultural diversity Industrial Britain & Empire – cultural influences, own heritage, different cultures in school, things in common, democratic system, cultural diversity The Holocaust – different cultures, things in common, cultural and religious diversity Germany – respect, diversity and tolerance – culture of Weimar and Nazi Germany Crime and Punishment – own heritage, democratic, parliamentary system, diversity
2 Medieval Realms – own heritage, democratic system (Magna Carta), cultural diversity Industrial Britain & Empire – cultural influences, own heritage, different cultures in school, things in common, democratic system, cultural diversity The Holocaust – different cultures, things in common, cultural and religious diversity Germany – respect, diversity and tolerance – culture of Weimar and Nazi Germany Whitechapel –  Crime and Punishment – own heritage, democratic, parliamentary system, diversity
Summer 1 The Tudors – own heritage, parliamentary system, religious diversity Rochdale & Protest – own heritage, different cultures and communities, local history, parliamentary system (reform), cultural diversity USA in the 20th century – different cultures, things in common, cultural diversity Germany – respect, diversity and tolerance – culture of Weimar and Nazi Germany Review of all 4 units – see previous
2 The Tudors – own heritage, parliamentary system, religious diversity Rochdale & Protest – own heritage, different cultures and communities, local history, parliamentary system (reform), cultural diversity USA in the 20th century – different cultures, things in common, cultural diversity Cold War – respect, diversity, shaping our history and x

 

Geography SMSC

Subject   Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4
    Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Social Autumn 1 Map Skills – working with others Natural Hazards – mutual respect and tolerance Population and Development – social skills in different contexts – mutual respect and tolerance

Weather and climate

Ecosystems – mutual respect and tolerance

Urbanisation in contrasting global cities – the rule of law
2 Map Skills  -working with others Natural Hazards – mutual respect and tolerance Population and Development – social skills in different contexts Ecosystems under threat – mutual respect and tolerance, co-operating with others. Urbanisation in contrasting global cities – the rule of law
Spring 1 Map Skills – working with others Natural Hazards – mutual respect and tolerance Population and Development – social skills in different contexts Climate change : cause and effect – mutual respect and tolerance, co-operating with others Urban and rural processes – the rule of law
2 Place – British values of democracy Brazil and South America – mutual respect and tolerance Coasts and coastal Management – mutual respect and tolerance Desertification – cooperating with others Development issues –  social skills in different contexts – mutual respect and tolerance
Summer 1 Weather and Climate – mutual respect and tolerance Brazil and South America – mutual respect and tolerance Rivers and river management – mutual respect and tolerance Fieldwork – working with other pupils Examinations
2 Weather and Climate – mutual respect and tolerance Brazil and South America – mutual respect and tolerance Rivers and river management – mutual respect and tolerance Fieldwork – working with other pupils Examinations
Moral Autumn 1 Map Skills Natural Hazards – understanding consequences Population and Development –  appreciating the viewpoint of others, understanding of ethical issues

Weather and climate

Ecosystems –  appreciating the viewpoint of others

Urbanisation in contrasting global cities –  appreciating the viewpoint of others, understanding of ethical issues
2 Map Skills Natural Hazards – understanding consequences Population and Development – appreciating the viewpoint of others, understanding of ethical issues Ecosystems under threat – appreciating the viewpoint of others Urbanising global cities –  in contrast appreciating the viewpoint of others, understanding of ethical issues
Spring 1 Map Skills Natural Hazards – understanding consequences Population and Development – appreciating the viewpoint of others, understanding of ethical issues Climate change – cause and effect – appreciating the viewpoint of others, understanding of ethical issues Urban and rural processes – appreciating the viewpoint of others, understanding of ethical issues
2 Place – recognising legal boundaries. Brazil and South America – appreciating the viewpoint of others, understanding of ethical issues Coasts and coastal Management – appreciating the viewpoint of others Desertification – appreciating the viewpoint of others, understanding of ethical issues Development issues- appreciating the viewpoint of others, understanding of ethical issues
Summer 1 Weather and Climate — appreciating the viewpoint of others Brazil and South America – appreciating the viewpoint of others Rivers and river management -– appreciating the viewpoint of others Fieldwork – recognise legal boundaries – appreciating the viewpoint of others Examinations
2 Weather and- appreciating the viewpoint of others  Climate – Brazil and South America – appreciating the viewpoint of others Rivers and river management -– appreciating the viewpoint of others Fieldwork –  recognise legal boundaries – appreciating the viewpoint of others Examinations
Spiritual Autumn 1 Map Skills Natural Hazards – sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world Population and Development – inform pupils perspective on life

Weather and climate

Ecosystems – inform pupils perspective on life

Urbanisation in contrasting global cities sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world
2 Map Skills Natural Hazards – sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world Population and Development – inform pupils perspective on life Ecosystems under threat – inform pupils perspective on life Urbanisation in contrasting global cities: sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world –
Spring 1 Map Skills Natural Hazards – sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world Population and Development – inform pupils perspective on life Climate change – cause and effect – inform pupils perspective on life Urban and rural processes –  sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world
2 Place Brazil and South America – sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world Coasts and coastal Management – inform pupils perspective on life Desertification – inform pupils perspective on life Development issues – inform pupils perspective on life
Summer 1 Weather and Climate –   sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world Brazil and South America – sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world Rivers and river management – inform pupils perspective on life Fieldwork – willingness to reflect on their experiences Examinations
2 Weather and Climate -sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world Brazil and South America – sense of enjoyment and fascination learning about the world Rivers and river management– inform pupils perspective on life Fieldwork – – willingness to reflect on their experiences Examinations
Cultural Autumn 1 Map Skills – national and global communities Natural Hazards – interest in exploring and improving understanding of cultural diversity Population and Development – an appreciation of a different range of cultures

Weather and climate

Ecosystems- respect and tolerance in local, national and global communities

Urbanisation in contrasting global cities – interest in exploring and improving understanding of cultural diversity
2 Map Skills  –  national and global communities Natural Hazards  -interest in exploring and improving understanding of cultural diversity Population and Development – an appreciation of a different range of cultures Ecosystems under threat –  respect and tolerance in local, national and global communities Urbanisation in contrasting global cities – interest in exploring and improving understanding of cultural diversity
Spring 1 Map Skills – national and global communities Natural Hazards – interest in exploring and improving understanding of cultural diversity Population and Development  – an appreciation of a different range of cultures Climate change – cause and effect –  respect and tolerance in local, national and global communities Urban and rural processes – interest in exploring and improving understanding of cultural diversity
2 Place – knowledge of Britain’s democratic system Brazil and South America – interest in exploring and improving understanding of cultural diversity Coasts and coastal Management – exploring socio-economic groups, local, national and global Desertification –  respect and tolerance in local, national and global communities Development issues – respect and tolerance in local, national and global communities
Summer 1 Weather and Climate – socio and economic groups in different countries Brazil and South America – interest in exploring and improving understanding of cultural diversity Rivers and river management – exploring socio-economic groups, local, national and global Fieldwork – exploring, local, national communities Examinations
2 Weather and Climate – socio and economic groups in different countries Brazil and South America – interest in exploring and improving understanding of cultural diversity Rivers and river management – exploring socio-economic groups, local, national and global Fieldwork –   exploring, local, national communities Examinations

 

Religious Studies SMSC

Subject   Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4
    Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Social Autumn 1 Identity & belonging – Social settings – local; different religions and different backgrounds Does God exist? – socialising with others & awareness of different religions and backgrounds Religion and the media – variety of communities and social settings and rule of the law Christianity beliefs – participate in variety of communities and social settings Islam practices –  tolerance and mutual respect for those of different faiths
2 Identity & belonging – Social settings – local; different religions and different backgrounds Does God exist? –  socialising with others & awareness of different religions and backgrounds Religion and the media – variety of communities and social settings and rule of the law Christianity beliefs – participate in variety of communities and social settings Islam practices –  tolerance and mutual respect for those of different faiths
Spring 1 Special Places – socialising with others, backgrounds & places of importance Extremism & Terrorism – British Values Medical ethics – resolving conflicts effectively Christianity practices – tolerance and mutual respect for those of different faiths Themes – peace and conflict, crime & punishment, human rights and social justice
2 Special Places – socialising with others, backgrounds & places of importance Extremism & Terrorism – British Values Medical ethics – resolving conflicts effectively Christianity practices – tolerance and mutual respect for those of different faiths Themes – peace and conflict, crime & punishment, human rights and social justice
Summer 1 Revolting religions – participate in a group; cooperate with others; resolving conflicts Crime & Punishment – rights and wrongs, feelings Origins of life – mutual respect and tolerance for different faiths and beliefs Islam beliefs –  participate in variety of communities and social settings x
2 Revolting religions – participate in a group; cooperate with others; resolving conflicts Crime & Punishment – rights and wrongs, feelings Origins of life – mutual respect and tolerance for different faiths and beliefs Islam beliefs –  participate in variety of communities and social settings x
Moral Autumn 1 Identity & Belonging – consequences of behaviour/actions; interest in viewpoints of others – racism & discrimination Does God exist? – investigating reasoned views about views on God including atheism and humanism Religion and the media – recognise difference between right and wrong & consequences of actions Christianity beliefs – consequences of behaviour and actions Islam practices –  reasoned views about different viewpoints
2 Identity & Belonging – consequences of behaviour/actions; interest in viewpoints of others – racism & discrimination Does God exist? –  investigating reasoned views about views on God including atheism and humanism Religion and the media – recognise difference between right and wrong & consequences of actions Christianity beliefs – consequences of behaviour and actions Islam practices –  reasoned views about different viewpoints
Spring 1 Special places – understanding different viewpoints & their own Extremism & Terrorism – British Values Medical ethics – cooperating well with others and mutual respect Christianity practices – reasoned views about different viewpoints Themes – respect the law and legal boundaries
2 Special places – understanding different viewpoints & their own Extremism & Terrorism – British Values Medical ethics – cooperating well with others and mutual respect Christianity practices – reasoned views about different viewpoints Themes – respect the law and legal boundaries
Summer 1 Revolting religions –  consequences of behaviour/actions; Crime & Punishment – criminal and civil law in England Origins of life – right v wrong and applying it in their own lives Islam beliefs –  consequences of behaviour and actions X
2 Revolting religions –  consequences of behaviour/actions; Crime & Punishment – criminal and civil law in England Origins of life – right v wrong and applying it in their own lives Islam beliefs –  consequences of behaviour and actions X
Spiritual Autumn 1 Identity & belonging – all world religions and understanding own beliefs Does God exist? – reflect on own beliefs and others’ Religion and the media – fascination in learning about themselves and others in the world Christianity beliefs – reflect own beliefs and views of others’ Islam practices –  Islam beliefs –  reflect own beliefs and views of others’
2 Identity & belonging – all world religions and understanding own beliefs Does God exist? –  reflect on own beliefs and others’ Religion and the media – fascination in learning about themselves and others in the world Christianity beliefs – reflect own beliefs and views of others’ Islam practices –  Islam beliefs –  reflect own beliefs and views of others’
Spring 1 Special places – reflect own beliefs & those of others; fascination about the world Extremism & Terrorism – British Values Medical ethics –  fascination in learning about themselves and others in the world Christianity practices – sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves and others Themes – reflect on their experiences and those of others
2 Special places – reflect own beliefs & those of others; fascination about the world Extremism & Terrorism – British Values Medical ethics –  fascination in learning about themselves and others in the world Christianity practices – sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves and others Themes – reflect on their experiences and those of others
Summer 1 Revolting religions – fascination about learning about themselves and others from around the world Crime & Punishment – moral and ethical view on crime and punishment Origins of life – use of imagination and creativity and reflecting on their own experiences Islam beliefs –  reflect own beliefs and views of others’ X
2 Revolting religions – fascination about learning about themselves and others from around the world Crime & Punishment – moral and ethical view on crime and punishment Origins of life – use of imagination and creativity and reflecting on their own experiences Islam beliefs –  reflect own beliefs and views of others’ X
Cultural Autumn 1 Identity & belonging – appreciation of own cultural heritage + immigration & diversity of GB Does God exist? – wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their views and others’ Religion and the media – respect & understanding for different faiths and cultures, tolerance Christianity beliefs – appreciation of shaping of heritage in Britain Islam practices –  appreciation of shaping of heritage in Britain
2 Identity & belonging – appreciation of own cultural heritage + immigration & diversity of GB Does God exist? –  wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their views and others’ Religion and the media – respect & understanding for different faiths and cultures, tolerance Christianity beliefs – appreciation of shaping of heritage in Britain Islam practices –  appreciation of shaping of heritage in Britain
Spring 1 Special places – global view of the world & appreciation of others’ faiths and cultures Extremism & Terrorism – British Values Medical ethics – knowledge of Britain’s legal system Christianity practices –  appreciation of shaping of heritage in Britain Themes – understanding of different faiths and diversity and celebrating respect
2 Special places – global view of the world & appreciation of others’ faiths and cultures Extremism & Terrorism – British Values Medical ethics – knowledge of Britain’s legal system Christianity practices –  appreciation of shaping of heritage in Britain Themes – understanding of different faiths and diversity and celebrating respect
Summer 1 Revolting religions – appreciation of wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their heritage and others Crime & punishment – knowledge of Britain’s democratic system Origins of life – interest in exploring and improving understanding different faiths and cultural diversity Islam beliefs –  appreciation of shaping of heritage in Britain x
2 Revolting religions – appreciation of wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their heritage and others Crime & punishment – knowledge of Britain’s democratic system Origins of life – interest in exploring and improving understanding different faiths and cultural diversity Islam beliefs –  appreciation of shaping of heritage in Britain x

 

Additional Information

After school revision and intervention sessions occur in Year 11 for each subject and details are shared with the students by their class teacher. Extra support is available for all students and there is a dedicated Humanities ICT suite in which students can do extra research, homework or ask for help with anything they are unsure of.

Geography field trips are scheduled throughout the year for all year groups which form a vital part of their Geography skills. Recent field trips or enrichment experiences in Geography include visits from Zoolab, a trip to the Irwell valley to study river processes, GCSE field work in Blackpool and Ingleton. Also scheduled on the calendar is a trip to Magna and a trip to Iceland in February 2019.

In History, we are keen to encourage enrichment activities which enable the students to see the reality of the world they have studied. Recent enrichment activities include: Year 8 visit to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, World War One workshop for Year 8 with Jason King, the Royal Armouries in Leeds, a trip to the Battlefields of World War One, which included laying a wreath at the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres on behalf of the school and in October 2017, there is a GCSE trip to Whitechapel, London.

As part of the Religious Studies department, a variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs are offered to students enabling them to extended learning opportunities. These include the Spirited Arts competition, interfaith week, Mindfulness and the annual Rochdale Celebration of Faith event.