What’s it all about?
At Orchard School, our Year 7 and 8 curriculum has been developed to support GCSE subject knowledge and is designed to cover all the Humanities subjects. This is achieved by a teacher taking responsibility for all areas and rotating subject content. This encourages interactive lessons and a greater understanding of individual students.
Students are taught in mixed ability groups with a top set in Years 7 and 8 and are formally assessed every term to ensure that they are taught according to their specific learning requirements. Key Stage 4 students opt for Humanities subjects at GCSE. We offer GCSEs in History and Geography. All students take Religious Education for at least two years.
IN BRIEF: Humanities involves the following three subjects: History, Geography and Religious Education. It supports English in developing your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
- Jenny Onslow, BA, PGCE Secondary Education, Certificate in PSHEE
- Gemma Hickey, BA, PGCE Secondary Education
- Emma Courtney, BA, PGCE Secondary Education
- Peter Hurran, BA, PGCE Secondary Education
- Fergus O'Donovan BA PCGE Secondary Education
- Sian Williams BA PCGE Secondary Education
- Tonya Russell BA PGCE Secondary Education
You can see what topics are studied across each year group below:
|9||Civil Rights & Paper 2: Health and the people 1000-present|
|10||Paper 2: Norman England 1066-1100 & Paper 1: Conflict and Tension, World War 1|
|11||Paper 2: Germany democracy and dictatorship 1880-1945 & Revision|
- Georgraphy - Year 11s will be studying all of the topics highlighted in the BBC Bitesize Geography section. For topics related to KS3, click here.
- Religious Education - Year 11s will be focusing on the 'Ethics' sections of each religion in the build-up to their GCSEs. For topics related to KS3, click here.
- History - Year 11s will be focusing on Medicine Through Time and Germany (Germany 1918-1939 & Germany in Transition c. 1929-1947). For topics related to KS3, click here.
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