Humanities

Curriculum Offered

All Key Stage 3 students study RE, geography and history covering a diverse range of topics.

These topics cover a range of key Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) with an emphasis on student-led enquiry.

Geography

Year 7

  • The U.K.
  • Brazil
  • Kenya
  • Russia
  • India
  • Year 8
  • Italy
  • China
  • USA
  • Japan
  • Australia

History

Year 7

  • Medieval realms 1066-1500
  • Making of the UK 1500-1750Year 8
  • Industrial revolution 1750-1900
  • 29th century 1900- present

RE

Year 7

  • What is Belief?
  • Code Breaking
  • What do people believe about God?
  • What happens when we die?
  • By what authority?
  • What does it mean to be human?

Year 8

  • Putting belief and faith into practice
  • Prejudice
  • Poverty
  • The sanctity of life
  • Evil and suffering
  • The Environment

Extra Curricular Activities

All students attend various Key Stage 3 RE, geography and history visits/ fieldtrips

GCSE history and geography students attend visits/fieldtrips to support with their controlled assessment tasks

A-level geography and history students have a residential visit option

There are regular homework and revision support sessions held after school

Geography

Geography – For Year 9 students

Type of qualification: GCSE

Specification Title: WJEC “A”

Assessment:
Controlled  assessment:
10% – A fieldwork investigation. 15% – Decision Making Exercise
Examination component: Two terminal exams worth 75% of the final grade

What will you learn about?
Topics covered are:

  • Living in an Active Zone – Tectonics
  • Rivers
  • Changing Population
  • Climate Change
  • Globalisation
  • Development
  • Ecosystems
  • Tourism
  • Coasts

What skills will you develop?
Working with ICT, development of teamwork skills, data handling, fieldwork planning & investigation, communication using presentations, written tasks and discussions.

How will you learn?
Geography lessons use a wide variety of photos, graphs, maps, ICT and texts to help explain key ideas. Group work, independent tasks and fieldwork are some of the ways in which you will learn.

What will this course help you to do post 16?
Geography develops a wide range of skills including numeracy, literacy and communication, making geographers very employable. A-levels in Geography can lead to a wide range of careers which requires a deep understanding of people and places.

Who can I ask for more information?
Mr Mayes – Head of Geography

Exam dates- Summer 2015 for Year 10 students


Geography – For Year 10-11 students

Type of qualification: GCSE

Specification Title: OCR “B”

Assessment:
Controlled  assessment:
25%- A fieldwork investigation.

Examination component: Two terminal exams worth 75% of the final grade; a 25% Sustainable decision making exam and 50% terminal exam

What will you learn about?
Topics covered are:

  • Natural Hazards
  • Rivers and Coast
  • Population and Settlement
  • Economic Systems and Development
  • Map Skills

What skills will you develop?
Working with ICT, development of teamwork skills, data handling, fieldwork planning & investigation, communication using presentations, written tasks and discussions.

How will you learn?
Geography lessons use a wide variety of photos, graphs, maps, ICT and texts to help explain key ideas. Group work, independent tasks and fieldwork are some of the ways in which you will learn.

What will this course help you to do post 16?
Geography develops a wide range of skills including numeracy, literacy and communication, making geographers very employable. A-levels in Geography can lead to a wide range of careers which requires a deep understanding of people and places.

Who can I ask for more information?
Head of Geography

Exam Dates:-

Tuesday 13th May (pm) – SDME

Thursday 13th May 2014 – Controlled assessment deadline (MUST be submitted before this)

Thursday 22nd May (am) – Terminal Exam

Religious Studies

Exam board: Edexcel

Syllabus title: GCSE Religious Studies

Content:
Unit 11: Islam
Unit 1A: Religion and Life – Christianity and Islam

Assessment:
Both units are assessed by an external exam at the end of year 11 Unit 11 (50%) and Unit 1A (50%).

What will you learn about?
Religious Studies is about learning about what different religions believes and how this affects how religious people live their lives.  You will learn how to construct sound arguments and how to discuss your ideas with people who disagree with you.

What skills will you develop?

  • Literacy skills
  • Discussion skills
  • Evaluative skills

What will this course help you do post-16?
This course will help you to pursue a career or further study in education, medicine, law or business as well as preparing you to work in a multicultural society.

At Moseley School we recognise the value of Religious Education in supporting the social, moral, cultural and spiritual development of our students. RE is taught across all ages within school. Parents have a right to withdraw their child from Religious Education. However, before doing so, we would encourage parents to discuss any concerns or questions with us. Any parent wishing to withdraw their child should contact the Headteacher.

Who can I ask for more information?
Miss Kaur – Subject leader for Religious Education